In what has been a busy offseason for the Washington Spirit, DC’s National Women’s Soccer League team is getting a pair of famous new co-owners: Chelsea Clinton and Jenna Bush Hager.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the duo has joined a group of investors that includes former Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes and former US World Cup goalie Briana Scurry. Current managing partner Steve Baldwin and co-owners Bill Lynch and Y. Michele Kang will continue to have a majority stake in the Spirit.
Both Clinton and Bush Hager have maintained a high profile since their families left the White House. Clinton became a consultant and bestselling children’s book author. Bush Hager joined NBC’s Today Show in 2009 and two years ago became co-host of its fourth hour program, Today with Hoda and Jenna.
Baldwin and the Spirit have also been active since the NWSL season ended in October. The team signed Falls Church native Anna Heilferty and inked agreements to play their home games at Audi Field in DC and Segra Field in Leesburg. The 2021 season begins with the Challenge Cup on April 9.