Russell Wilson, Macklemore, more join Sounders ownership group

Ciara daughter Sienna Princess Wilson and stepson Future Zahir Wilburn after a press conference announcing Wilson’s contract extension April 17 at the Virginia Mason Athletic Ce

Ciara daughter Sienna Princess Wilson and stepson Future Zahir Wilburn after a press conference announcing Wilson’s contract extension April 17 at the Virginia Mason Athletic Ce

Seattle, WA- Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara are now co-owners for the Seattle Sounders and they are very excited about the opportunity. In 2014, he joined an investment group looking to bring an NBA/NHL arena to Seattle. Here is the full list of the new ownership group.

"Sounders FC was born right here in Seattle, and for more than 40 years, the club has forged a meaningful legacy that is deep and far-reaching".

Current majority owner Adrian Hanauer is increasing his investment stake in the club, according to a release.

Wilson, joins 10 other families who have invested in the Sounders, including hip-hop artist Macklemore.

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I am honored to now be part of this club, with its great heritage, and so much future potential as a pillar of our great city of Seattle.

Former Fox Sports executive David Nathanson and his wife, Sabina, are also part of the group of additional investors, as are longtime technology executive Chee Chew and his wife, Christine, and former Pandora CEO and ABC executive Brian McAndrews and his wife, Elise Holschuh, who now serves on the strategy committee of Hugo House. "It's the place we get to raise our kids and the place we are forever connected to", the 33-year-old singer and the 30-year-old Seattle Seahawks quarterback said in a statement. A joint ownership group led by former Microsoft executive Terry Myerson joins Adrian Hanauer, Drew Carey, and Jody Allen in owning the team. Founding owner Joe Roth is leaving the club, which was established in November 2007 and began play in the MLS in 2009. "And obviously because of the Seahawks, and now because of the Sounders, it makes that really come to life", Wilson said in a statement.

"This diverse, passionate group of new partners wants to continue developing the club's community-first approach, while also furthering its proud winning tradition on the field", Hanauer said. "The team has already done some awesome things, but I believe the best is ahead and we're excited to be part of that".

The Sounders, who won the MLS Cup in 2016, are now second in the western conference. "We can't wait for our kids to grow up loving Soccer!"

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