James Harden Buys Stake In Houston Dynamo

The Beard continues to hold it down for H-Town

19th July 2019

The Beard continues to hold it down for H-Town

Fresh off the back of exploring The Emirates and kicking ball with Reiss Nelson, NBA superstar James Harden has made another splash in the world of football by laying down his roots a little closer to home. The seven-time NBA All-Star signed a guaranteed $228 million contract with the Houston Rockets in 2017 and has shown his commitment to the city by investing in its MLS team – Houston Dynamo. 

It’s reported that Harden has bought a 5% stake in the ownership group, of which the 2018 NBA MVP and face of the Houston Rockets franchise becomes the fifth member. The group is led by Gabriel Brener, and it also includes boxing icon and promoter Oscar De La Hoya, White Deer Energy managing partner Ben Guill and Portland, Oregon-based investor Jake Silverstein.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to join the ownership group of the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash and proud to be a part of a club with tremendous history and a great future,” Harden said in a statement.

“Houston is my home now, and I saw this as a way to invest in my city and expand my business interests at the same time. Soccer in general, and especially MLS, have exploded in this country throughout my lifetime. I’ve been a fan of the game for several years, and I know that Houston has a massive soccer fanbase, so it was an easy decision for me when this opportunity arose.”

“We are thrilled to welcome James into our club,” Brener said. “He’s an icon in the Houston community, and not only is he a great basketball player, he has an extremely smart and savvy mind for business. James will bring a very unique perspective to our ownership group, and I’m looking forward to hearing his thoughts and opinions on the club going forward.”

With the LA derby this weekend too, it looks like things are really hotting up in the MLS. 

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