After a three-year absence, women’s soccer is returning to Kansas City.
On Monday, it was reported that the National Women’s Soccer League is returning to Kansas City after an ownership group led by local business people that includes the fiancée of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Brittany Matthews, was awarded an expansion franchise.
The Utah Royals are moving to Kansas City. All Royals players, contracts, and draft picks are being transferred to Kansas City.
“As a former collegiate and professional soccer player, I have a true level of appreciation for what these incredible women do on a daily basis. I am honored to be part of an amazing ownership group that is passionate about the game and eager to welcome a NWSL team back to Kansas City,” Matthews said. “We have the greatest fans and community here in KC and I can’t wait to huddle around this team – we want more championship parades in the very near future!”
FC Kansas City was one of the NWSL’s eight founding clubs in 2012. They would be sold in 2017.
It’s the second time the couple has invested in a pro sports franchise in Kansas City. Mahomes purchased an ownership stake in MLB’s Kansas City Royals.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.