Yo Gotti becomes a co-owner of Major League Soccer team, D.C. United—one of the league’s most successful teams to date.
The rapper revealed the root of his interest upon the announcement, crediting his son with putting him on game. “I was introduced to the game by my son and watched how quickly it has grown in our country, so I’m honored to join the D.C. United ownership group,” Gotti said. “I’ve long admired Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan’s ambition and entrepreneurship and look forward to collaborating with them – and the entire ownership group – to further elevate D.C. United’s commitment to connecting soccer, entertainment, community, and culture. Together, we’re going to enhance fan experience and bring new and exciting events to Audi Field.”
Gotti joins an ownership group that includes billionaires Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan, Heisman Trophy winner and Houston Texans running back Mark Ingram II, Granite Associates Inc. CEO Adam Gerry, Swansea City A.F.C. co-owner Jake Silverstein and mogul Joe Mamo. As one of the original franchises in the MLS, D.C. United has taken home multiple MLS Cups (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), Supporters’ Shields (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007), an Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups (1996, 2008, and 2013).
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