Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, Predators star Filip Forsberg join Nashville Soccer Club ownership group

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Nashville Soccer Club revealed Thursday that Nashville Predators all-time leading scorer Filip Forsberg and two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo have actually signed up with the franchise’s ownership group. Antetokounmpo will be signed up with by his bros Thanasis, Kostas and Alex in his ownership stake.

Forsberg and the Antentokounmpo bros sign up with an ownership group that likewise consists of primary owner John Ingram, starlet Reese Witherspoon and her other half Jim Toth, and Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry.

“Soccer is a global sport, and our newest owners once again reinforce our club’s commitment to being a global team,” checked out a declaration by Ingram. “Filip and Giannis are not just amazing athletes – they are ambassadors for their respective sports, role models for millions and advocates in their hometowns and worldwide. We share a common belief that our teams not only play to the highest standards, but also lift up their communities and help those who need it most.” 

Forsberg brings regional fame to Nashville SC‘s ownership group, as he has actually played his whole NHL profession for the Predators and has actually turned into one of the best gamers in the history of the franchise. Meanwhile, Antentokounmpo brings significant star power from the Milwaukee Bucks along with a household tradition in soccer and a long-lasting love of the sport.

“Nashville is the best sports city in the country, and I am extremely blessed to now be involved with two of our pro teams,” Forsberg stated. “Our city is one big family and fanbase, and we support each other on and off the field. Nashville SC has been such a great addition to our sports culture, and joining the ownership group was an opportunity I wasn’t going to pass up. I grew up a Liverpool FC fan in Sweden, and after today I am happy to add a second set of colors to cheer for!” 

“My father was a professional soccer player, and it was the first sport I fell in love with in Greece,” Antetokounmpo stated. “I’ve always had the dream of owning a soccer team. When my brothers and I explored Nashville SC, we knew it was a team and a city that we wanted to get involved with. I couldn’t be more excited to join the Boys in Gold, and can’t wait to come to a match at GEODIS Park soon!” 

The ownership statements continue the development of Nashville Soccer Club, which signed up with MLS as a growth franchise in 2020 and now dips into the newly-constructed GEODIS Park at the Nashville Fairgrounds. Recently, the group extended the agreement of head coach Gary Smith through 2025.

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