Even if you’re a diehard Dodgers fan, you might not be totally familiar with the name Todd Boehly. Boehly is one of LA’s owners, but he spends his time in the background rather than the day-to-day of the team. This might be, in part, because he’s also the co-owner of two other professional sports teams, Chelsea FC in the Premier League and the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.
According to recent reports, Boehly is looking to add a fourth team to his portfolio.
Boehly is one of the bidders trying to buy the Washington Commanders of the NFL from embattled owner Daniel Snyder. As the tweet mentions, Boehly grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and went to high school 25 miles from FedEx Field, where the Commanders play. He had previously looked into purchasing the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League, but he withdrew from that chase.
The 49-year-old Boehly was the president of Guggenheim Partners when they purchased the Dodgers in 2012. He owns 20% of the franchise. His co-owner, Mark Walter, is also in the ownership groups of the Sparks and Chelsea, but it’s unclear whether Walter is involved in the bid for the Commanders.
Boehly has a hand in several sports, and an NFL team is a logical next step for him. It will also be interesting to see if he gets involved in any other NWSL or Major League Soccer clubs, or if Chelsea sufficiently scratches his soccer itch.
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