Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm are Owners in New Soccer Team the Los Angeles Football Club

LOS ANGELES — In a press conference on Oct. 30, 2014, managing partner, Henry Nguyen, officially launched LAFC. Former Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson and U.S. Soccer great Mia Hamm are just a few of the new part owners in the new MLS team, the Los Angeles Football Club. The new club is set to debut in 2017. Source: Washington Post.

Photo shows Magic Johnson (C) and Mia Hamm  (R) who joined a diverse group of investors on Oct. 30, 2014 as part of the new MLS soccer team, the Los Angeles Football Club.

“Well the name right now is the Los Angeles Football Club,”Nguyen said. “Because as I like to say right now in LA there is only one kind of football and that’s this…. I’ll tell you what, the track record, experience and talent and diversity of this group is amazing.”
“Los Angeles is a diverse, vibrant market with millions of soccer fans, and we look forward to an intense rivalry between the Galaxy and Los Angeles Football Club,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said.
Watch the announcement of the new Los Angeles Football Club

Besides Johnson and Hamm, a diverse group of part owners include Ruben Gnanalingam, co-owner of the English Premier League’s Queens Park Rangers, Vincent Tan, owner of the Football League Championship’s Cardiff City and FK Sarajevo of the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Larry Berg, co-owner of AS Roma and Bennett Rosenthal, co-owner of AS Roma. Other investors include Nomar Garciaparra, former MLB star; Rick Welts, President and COO of the Golden State Warriors NBA team; as well as Allen Shapiro, Chad Hurley, Kirk Lacob, Mark Leschly, Mike Mahan, Irwin Raij, Paul Schaeffer, Brandon Schneider, Jason Sugarman, Tony Robbins and Harry Tsao, will join the new venture.
Magic Johnson, who is also a part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is no stranger to entrepreneurship and Mia Hamm, who played for many years as a forward for the United States women’s national soccer team, are both excited in their new venture.
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