D.C. United owner Will Chang announced today that Erick Thohir and Jason Levien would be joining him as managing partners of the club.
Levien, a local guy and Georgetown University graduate, was a lawyer before founding LSRI, a company that invests in sports and media properties. Outside of soccer, Levien is a co-owner of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He also has close ties to the Monumental Sports and Entertainment group, the owners of three D.C. sports franchises: the Wizards (NBA), Capitals (NHL) and Mystics (WNBA).
Thohir, a media entrepreneur from Indonesia, hopes to make D.C. United a globally recognized soccer club and brand. Already a major player in the sports world, Thohir helped lead recent efforts that brought the L.A. Galaxy and AC Milan to compete against the Indonesian National Team. Along with Levien, Thohir is a co-owner of the 76ers and the founder of the ASEAN Basketball League. This summer, Thohir will also serve as the Vice President of the Indonesian Olympic Committee and as its Chief Mission for the 2012 Olympic Games.
"I'm proud to introduce Erick and Jason as my partners. I believe that I've found the perfect people to team with, and I am excited about the future of D.C. United, said Chang as he introduced his newest co-owners.
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