Kevin Durant bought a minority ownership share in the Philadelphia Union MLS soccer club back in 2020. The sport is growing massively in the United States, with pro leagues expanding to cities across the nation. Now, KD also has a stake in the women’s game.

The Gotham Football Club is the latest addition to the National Women’s Soccer League. The new team recently announced that Kevin Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman have made a huge investment in the team. US Women’s National Team legend Carli Lloyd is also a part of the ownership collective.

There is no word on how much of an investment has been made by Kevin Durant. The NBA star tweeted out his excitement after the news broke this morning. DK is fired up for some (Association) football!

Kleiman said the investment group is a New York-based company. Therefore, it made sense to put some money into what they hope will become a major community asset. The NWSL has been growing at a rapid pace, and Kevin and Rich wanted to be a part of it.

“There’s been so much growth in the NWSL in recent years, and the chance to be a part of that growth and work directly with the Gotham FC executive team and players is really exciting.”

Kevin Durant’s Brooklyn Nets failed to make it out of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. After being swept by the Boston Celtics, KD has plenty of free time on his hands. It sounds like he will spend at least part of his offseason helping put together a brand new women’s pro soccer franchise.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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