Erick Thohir and Jason Levien, co-owners of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, were announced on Tuesday as the new primary investors of Major League Soccer's D.C. United.
The four-time MLS Cup champions are trying to have the US capitol build a new soccer-specific stadium such as those many other cities have constructed to house MLS clubs.
Thohir, a media and entertainment magnate in Indonesia, and Levien, a former sports agent and Sacramento Kings executive, will serve as managing partners and keep Kevin Payne as club president in charge of day-to-day operations.
"I am looking forward to helping with the continued development of D.C. United both on and off he field as well as expanding its reach as a global brand," Thohir said.
Thohir is a vice president of the Indonesian Olympic Committee and its chief of mission for the London Olympics.