Music Producer and DJ Diplo leads group investing in Arizona United Soccer Club

Posted on January 27, 2016 12:37 pm by Arizona United

Strong indicator of pro soccer club’s growth in Arizona

JANUARY 27, 2016 (PHOENIX) – Diplo, the famous music producer and DJ had lead investment group in the Arizona United Soccer Club

The world-renowned multiple-time Grammy-nominated DJ and music producer is taking lead on a group of music artists and executives for financial investment for the Arizona United Soccer Club. his group of investors led by Diplo includes a popular music management group plus other music executives and artists. This group is looking to take an equity stake in the soccer team and will also take a seat on the Arizona United's board of directors.

“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,” said Diplo. “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.”

Diplo has been nominated for three Grammys at the 2016 Grammies. He performs under the name Major Lazer as well a Jack U. Diplo is also famously known as the owner of the Mad Decent Block Party festival and the Mad Decent record label. He has 1.62 followers on Twitter and 1.9 million followers on Instagram plus 2.4 million followers on Facebook. This shows just how Diplo understands how to reach the market and understanding of youth culture in the USA. For example, a track my Major Lazer called Lean On was the highest Shazamed track in 2015 as well as the song with the most streams on Spotify in 2015.

“Diplo, throughout his music career as a DJ, Producer and Artist, has always been about global culture, youth culture and inclusiveness, and we couldn’t think of a better match to fit our core demographic and to wrap our team around,” said Arizona United SC Co-Chairmen Kyle Eng & Brett M. Johnson. “The number of ways we can work together to grow the Arizona United SC brand is unlimited with a partner like Diplo.”

Soccer Health Camp - Get Ripped Abs

On Monday, the team announced that its regular-season schedule for 2016, including 15 matches at home. Arizona United appointed the renowned soccer manager Frank Yallop last month to their head coach position. He was also made the president of soccer operations. Frank has 13 years of experience as a head coach under his belt in Major League Soccer. This includes winning 2 Major League coach of the year awards and 2 MLS titles, plus a Supporters Shield. As head coach, Frank hopes to open a Soccer Health Camp to increase awareness to soccer fans about health and fitness. This will not only include support on topics such as how to get shredded abs but also general health concerns. Frank has become aware of the growing obesity problem in the USA and hopes that this can be an early step to overcome it.