WNBA Rookie Angel Reese Joins Ownership Group of DC Power Football Club

Angel Reese, the WNBA rookie sensation and former college basketball star, has added another significant achievement to her growing resume: professional sports owner. Reese is the newest owner of DC Power Football Club, a Washington, D.C.-based professional women’s soccer team set to make its debut in the USL Super League this summer. The team announced Reese’s inclusion in the ownership group on Tuesday, marking a significant step in her burgeoning sports career.

DC Power’s ownership group also includes Major League Soccer’s D.C. United, alongside various community and business leaders from the DMV area. Reese’s involvement represents a notable endorsement for the team as they prepare for their inaugural season.

“I want to help grow women’s sports and elevate female athletes across the board,” Reese stated. “We’re taking over, and I’m honored to be able to support Power FC and invest in women’s soccer in the DMV community.”

Although the specifics of Reese’s ownership stake were not disclosed, her influence is already palpable. As a native of Randallstown, Maryland, Reese’s deep ties to the D.C. area community provide a strong foundation for her role with the club. She aims to create new opportunities for aspiring professional athletes, a mission that resonates with the goals of DC Power. Reese’s status as the team’s first celebrity owner enhances the club’s visibility both within and beyond the DMV area, extending its reach across different sports.

Reese, who has just begun her professional basketball career with the Chicago Sky, is already a prominent figure in women’s sports. She entered the WNBA with a significant following, bolstered by partnerships with major brands such as Reebok, Beats, and Tampax. Her rise to fame was cemented in 2023 when she led the LSU Lady Tigers to the NCAA Division I national championship, earning her the nickname “Bayou Barbie” and making her one of the highest-paid college athletes.

The announcement of Reese’s involvement with DC Power comes shortly after the club revealed its name, logo, and key appointments, including Jordan Stuart as the inaugural president and Frédéric Brillant, a former D.C. United player, as head coach. Brillant was previously serving as an assistant coach for the NWSL’s Utah Royals.

Reese connected with DC Power through her business advisors, marking a strategic move for both her and the club. Jason Levien, D.C. United CEO and Co-Chairman, emphasized the significance of Reese’s involvement. “Angel’s decision to be a founding investor alongside us in Power FC is groundbreaking,” Levien said. “As a Maryland native, Angel is so passionate about being a catalyst for positive change in women’s sports in the DMV as well as globally, while inspiring the next generation of female athletes. We’re looking forward to her partnership in the boardroom as an equity partner.”

DC Power will begin its season in August, playing home games at Audi Field, which it will share with D.C. United and the NWSL’s Washington Spirit. Reese’s investment and active participation in DC Power reflect her commitment to advancing women’s sports and supporting female athletes, further solidifying her role as a transformative figure in the sports world.

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