Angel Reese Now Co-Owner Of DC Soccer Club

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: Angel Reese attends the 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue release party at Hard Rock Hotel New York on May 18, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)

WNBA rookie and former college basketball star Angel Reese can now add “professional sports owner” to her resume. Reese has become the newest owner of DC Power Football Club, Washington, D.C.’s new professional women’s soccer team set to debut in the USL Super League this summer. The announcement was made on Tuesday.

Angel Reese Empowering Women’s Sports

The team’s ownership group includes Major League Soccer’s D.C. United and community and business leaders from the DMV area. Reese is excited to join this group. “I want to help grow women’s sports and elevate female athletes across the board,” she said. “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.”

Details about Reese’s ownership stake were not disclosed. However, as a native of Randallstown, Md., Reese has strong ties to the D.C. area. She hopes her involvement will create new opportunities for aspiring pro athletes.

Reese’s influence extends beyond the soccer field. “I’m invested in soccer. A lot of my friends play soccer as well, so I’m super excited for this partnership,” she said. “And a lot of young Black women don’t have these opportunities. Being able to leave my impact and make this a thing now, like women in charge, is really important right now.”

As a member of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky, Reese is just weeks into her professional basketball career. She has already made significant strides in the sports business world, with partnerships with brands like Reebok, Beats, and Tampax.

“I’m still 22, trying to figure everything out,” Reese admitted. “I’m just expecting to do as much as I can, help that organization as much as I can. I know a lot more women are going to start owning more things, and hopefully one day I can own my own team. That’s what I’m looking forward to. I want to own a WNBA team as well.”

Club and Community

Reese became a household name in 2023, leading the LSU Lady Tigers to the NCAA Division I national championship. She rose to fame as one of the highest-paid college athletes, known as “Bayou Barbie.”

Jason Levien, D.C. United CEO and co-chairman, praised Reese’s involvement. “Angel’s decision to be a founding investor alongside us in Power FC is groundbreaking,” he said. “As a Maryland native, Angel is passionate about being a catalyst for positive change in women’s sports in the DMV and globally, while inspiring the next generation of female athletes.”

The USL Super League kicks off in August. DC Power will play at Audi Field, sharing the stadium with D.C. United and the NWSL’s Washington Spirit. Reese first connected with DC Power through her business advisors, marking another step in her impressive career.