The first incarnation of the Sounders played in the North American Soccer League from 1974 to 1983, and the name was brought back when Seattle's MLS expansion team started play in 2009.
The Myerson-led investment team also extends the reach of current former Microsoft executives in the ownership ranks of USA pro sports. This city is a special place. "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", said Wilson.More news: Liverpool’s Alisson set to be out for ‘next few weeks’, confirms Klopp
The Myersons are joined by Grammy-winning singer Ciara, who is Wilson's wife, and hip-hop star Macklemore. The Pacific Northwest is a place we love and we get to raise our kids here and have a lot of fun while doing it.
Rather than acquiring new players, the Seattle Sounders soccer team has added several new owners (via The Verge).
"Today we begin another chapter in the story of Seattle Sounders FC, this proud club that means so much to so many people", Hanauer said. "I'm very honored. I think we have a great group. This team is building an incredible legacy and I'm just excited to be part of it".More news: Trump confirms China moving troops to Hong Kong border
Adrian Hanauer is the majority owner of the team, which is now in second place in the Western Conference.
In 2018, Forbes ranked the Sounders as the third-most valuable MLS club at $310 million.
Wilson and Ciara are part of a new group of investors in the team that is led by former Microsoft executive Terry Myerson and his wife, Katie Myerson, and also includes Seattle-bred rapper Macklemore and his wife, Tricia Davis. Among the other investors are Twilio chief product officer Chee Chew, ex-Fox Sports executive David Nathanson, former Pandora chief executive Brian McAndrews and Mark Agne, previously managing partner at Softbank Investment Advisors.More news: Norwegian Is Ending Its Flights Between Dublin And America
Current Sounders owners Adrian Hanauer, Drew Carey and Jody Allen, representing the Vulcan Sports & Entertainment led by his late brother, Paul, are remaining as club investors.