Diplo Is Now A Part-Owner Of An Arizona Soccer Franchise

Phoenix’s Arizona United are now (partially) under his wing.

Photographer Meredith Jenks
January 27, 2016
Diplo Is Now A Part-Owner Of An Arizona Soccer Franchise

Who's the superstar that's going to make soccer popular in the United States? Pelé? Nope. David Beckham? Nuh-uh. The guy who co-produced “Bubble Butt?” Yes. God, yes. Diplo and a group of investors have bought a minority stake Arizona United, a team based in Phoenix. Diplo released a statement through the team:

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“I’ve been really fortunate to travel all over the world and experience different cultures through music. Wherever I am, Jamaica, Spain, England, China, etc., soccer is a social constant. I wanted to figure out a way to get involved with the game and team sports so when Arizona United presented itself, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. I see soccer the same way I see music, as a connective tissue linking the world’s cultures.”

In terms of expanding your investment portfolio and building your brand, Diplo, this move's a slam dunk!

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