Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and fiancée Brittany Matthews on field before the match between the United States and Canada during the Concacaf Gold Cup game at Children’s Mercy Park July 18. (Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)
Now we know why Patrick Mahomes attended the U.S. men’s national team game at Children’s Mercy Park July 18.
Sporting Kansas City announced Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl MVP has become a member of the MLS team’s ownership group.
Mahomes, who guided the Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2, 2020, is one of the NFL’s top stars.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to join Sporting Kansas City’s ownership team and strengthen my connection to the fans and the city I love,” Mahomes said in a statement. “Sporting is a community-oriented club and I am excited to continue supporting the growth of soccer in Kansas City.”
Mahomes has spent his first four NFL seasons in Kansas City. The three-time Pro Bowler and 2018 NFL MVP has led the Chiefs to consecutive Super Bowl appearances and was named to Time 100’s list of most influential people of 2020.
“Patrick is a tremendous ambassador for Kansas City and we are delighted to welcome him to the Sporting Club ownership group,” Cliff Illig, principal owner of Sporting KC said in a statement. “In addition to achieving excellence on the field, he is deeply committed to giving back to the community and elevating the sport of soccer. Patrick is also accustomed to cultivating a winning culture, and we look forward to contending for championships at Children’s Mercy Park well into the future.”
Mahomes is a part owner of the Kansas City Royals and his fiancée, Brittany Matthews, is a co-owner of Kansas City NWSL. In 2019, Mahomes established the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children.