The ownership group of Seattle Sounders FC and Carlyle have partnered to invest in and operate the National Women’s Soccer League club Seattle Reign FC.

Owned and operated by France’s OL Groupe since 2019, the NWSL is considered to be the most competitive women’s soccer league in global football. As part of this new structure, Sounders FC Owner Adrian Hanauer is serving as governor of Reign FC on the NWSL board of governors. Carlyle’s head of private credit, Alex Popov, will serve as alternate governor.