Report: Levien's Swansea City partners could join DC United ownership group

Per a report by Washington Post Soccer Insider Steven Goff, some of Jason Levien's co-owners at Premier League club Swansea City could become part of a reformed D.C. United ownership group.

Last week, Bloomberg reported that Levien and billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong were considering buying out the stake of primary sharehoulder Erick Thohir for $500 million.

Per Goff, if Levien reaches a deal with Soon-Shiong, "two or three" of Levien's partners at Swansea could join the group. If Soon-Shiong does not invest in the club, that number of partners could increase to "three or four."

Levien would remain the public face of the ownership group, the report says.

Last week, in a statement, a club spokesperson said: "As we march towards the completion of Audi Field and providing what will be the most exciting experience in Major League Soccer, D.C. United have been evaluating different strategic opportunities to add to our ownership. As is our policy, we will not comment on any specific potential investment.”

Swansea's ownership consortium consists of more than two-dozen people, including former US national team and MLS star Landon Donovan.

United played its first 22 seasons at RFK Stadium and have played two home games at temporary venues this season. They are scheduled to open their brand-new Audi Field, a 20,000-seat downtown venue, on July 14.