Flint’s Mark Ingram II Buys Piece of D.C. United Soccer
Flint's Mark Ingram just keeps adding more to his list of accomplishments.
- Be a stand out high school player for both Grand Blanc and Flint Southwestern- Check
- Have an incredible 4 years playing for the University of Alabama and win the Heisman Trophy- Check
- Be a first round draft pick to the NFL-Check
- Have a successful NFL career starting with he New Orleans Saints, on to Baltimore Ravens, and now the Houston Texans-Check
Own a Major League Soccer club team- what?
The New Endeavor
Mark Ingram II is not only an incredible football player, he’s an entrepreneur. Ingram has joined the ownership group of Major League Soccer's D.C. United as an investor, pending MLS approval. They team made the announcement a few days ago with a press release.
Ingram, who is 31 and entering his 11th year with the NFL, will own a small percentage of the team and is excited about his new venture.
“D.C. United are a club rich with tradition and ripe with promise. I am excited about the recent investments the club has made to build towards a sustainable future and the decisions they have taken at the leadership level both on and off the pitch. Additionally, the club’s values have been on full display recently and they align with my beliefs,” said Mark Ingram II. “I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the DMV as a professional athlete as well as had the fortune of attending D.C. United matches and the passion of the sporting community and fanbase here is second to none. I look forward to playing an active role in the ownership group to help our club compete for more major trophies and deepen our impact in the community.”
According to Sportico, Ingram plans to buy 1 percent of the franchise, which is being valued at a total of $710 million.
DC United, the Black-and-Red, have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters’ Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013).
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