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Sounders add Leiwekes to ownership group

The Seattle Sounders have expanded their ownership group with the addition of Tod and Tara Leiweke
Credit: AP
Tod Leiweke, left, Sounders FC general manager Adrian Hanauer, right, during a news conference for the Seattle Sounders FC soccer club, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have expanded their ownership group with the addition of Tod and Tara Leiweke. 

Tod Leiweke is the CEO of the Seattle Kraken, the NHL expansion franchise that will begin play with the 2021-22 season. 

Leiweke was also part of the launch of the Sounders in 2009 in his previous role as CEO of the Seattle Seahawks. 

The addition of the Leiwekes was finalized earlier this year, but the team chose to delay the formal announcement.