Published 6: 35 p.m. ET Aug. 13, 2019 | Updated 6: 45 p.m. ET Aug. 13, 2019CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideSeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, R&B superstar Ciara, have joined Seattle-based rapper Macklemore as part of the ownership of Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer.Wilson continues his quest to get into the sports ownership world. He was part of the group dedicated to bringing a new basketball arena to Seattle with the hopes that an NBA team would relocate, and he is also an investor in the Portland Diamond Project, a group dedicated to bringing Major League Baseball to Portland.”Ciara and I are fired up to announce we are Team Owners of the Seattle @SoundersFC one of the best soccer franchises in the world!” Wilson wrote on Twitter. “We can’t wait for our kids to grow up loving Soccer! Family is everything!”Football. Fútbol. We Love them both! @ciara and I are fired up to announce we are Team Owners of the Seattle @SoundersFC one of the best soccer franchises in the world! We can’t wait for our kids to grow up loving Soccer! Family is everything! #SoundersIsFamily ⚽️💚💙 pic.twitter.com/LbOCt7WI5i— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) August 13, 2019The Wilson family and Macklemore are joined by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, while current majority owner Adrian Hanauer is increasing his ownership stake.”Seattle means so much to me and Ciara. We’re fired up about being part of the Sounders for a long, long time, having ownership in the Sounders and continuing to build that winning culture,” Wilson said in a team release. “When I got here in 2012, Seattle was a place that I felt I could call home forever. And obviously because of the Seahawks, and now because of the Sounders, it makes that really come to life. This city is a special place. The Pacific Northwest is a place we love and we get to raise our kids here and have a lot of fun while doing it. We want to bring the best soccer players in the world right here to Seattle.”We believe (soccer) is a transformational sport. It changes peoples’ lives. It brings people together from all different countries, all different worlds, all different socio-economic statuses, all different races, all different troubles in life — it brings people together. That’s what we’re excited about for this game, the Sounders, and what we can do not only in Seattle but around the world.”Hollywood producer Joe Roth, who helped bring the MLS to Seattle, is leaving the franchise.The Seattle Sounders were MLS Cup champs in 2016 and are on the verge of setting a league record for consecutive playoff appearances, having reached the postseason in each of the franchise’s 10 seasons in the league.Follow Seahawks Wire’s Andy Patton on Twitter @andypattonSEA.