Seahawks quarterback Wilson joins Sounders ownership group

Ross Houston
August 14, 2019

"We are fired up about the Seattle Sounders because it's our home".

"He quickly put together this rock star, literally and figuratively, group of owners and I had known several of them over time and met some new ones, and I guess it was humbling to know how much passion there was, how much connection there was to the club that we all have built together", Hanauer said.

The group joined the existing ownership structure of Adrian Hanauer, Drew Carey and Jody Allen, while Hanauer Fútbol, a group comprised of Hanauer, Paul Barry and Lenore Hanauer, increased their overall investment in the club. "Today's news is a testament to what our community has accomplished, as 11 new families have joined with the broader Sounders family as fans and invested stewards of our club".

The Seattle Sounders unveiled 11 new families that are joining the MLS club's ownership group as the same time as the club's original majority owner, Joe Roth, announced his departure from the club. Former Microsoft exec Terry Myerson and his wife are leading the group of new investors which also includes Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his wife, CFO Amy Hood and her husband, as well as CVP of Experiences and Devices Joe Belfiore and his wife. And obviously because of the Seahawks, and now because of the Sounders, it makes that really come to life. "It's the place we get to raise our kids and the place we are forever connected to", the couple said in a joint statement. The new group of partners also features Mark and Tomoko Agne, with the former working as Managing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers.

Former Microsoft executive Terry Myerson and his wife Katie Myerson are among several families representing Microsoft.

"Today we begin another chapter in the story of Seattle Sounders FC, this proud club that means so much to so many people", majority owner Adrian Hanauer said. "We want to bring the best soccer players in the world right here to Seattle".

The Sounders, who won the MLS Cup in 2016, are now second in the western conference. "The last ten years watching our Sounders grow with their incredible fan support beat any hit movie I ever created".

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