Russell Wilson and Ciara join Seattle Sounders ownership group

Macklemore Ciara Seattle Symphony Associate Conductor Pablo Rus Broseta Russell Wilson and Ryan Lewis joined together for a benefit concert in support of greater equity and access to the arts for youths

Macklemore Ciara Seattle Symphony Associate Conductor Pablo Rus Broseta Russell Wilson and Ryan Lewis joined together for a benefit concert in support of greater equity and access to the arts for youths

The new ownership group includes several celebrities from multiple spheres, including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of experiences and devices Joe Belfiore, rapper Macklemore, pop star Ciara and her husband National Football League quarterback Russell Wilson.

Other investors are also coming aboard while current majority owner Adrian Hanauer is increasing his investment stake in the club.

Rather than acquiring new players, the Seattle Sounders soccer team has added several new owners (via The Verge). "We are doubling down on this community and growing our local roots even deeper". I look forward to the day when we bring our next championship home to Seattle, bringing together our entire Seattle community for a shared moment of pride and celebration.

"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. But we all are Sounders, and we believe in this club", Macklemore said in a video announcing the move. Wilson and Ciara are part of a new group of investors helmed by former Microsoft executive Terry Myerson and his wife, Katie Myerson. You can check the full list of Sounders FC's new group of investors on the press release.

Myerson emailed Nadella, and several other prominent names connected to Microsoft jumped on board including Microsoft CFO Amy Hood and former Microsoft Program Manager Christine Chew. "I'm proud to consider him a partner today". His tenure witnessed a period in which the Sounders won five major trophies, including their first MLS Cup in 2016. "We're fired up about being part of the Sounders for a long, long time, having ownership in the Sounders and continuing to build that winning culture".

"I love the team, from the players to the staff, and most of all I love the fans".