Kang seizes control of Washington Spirit to end protracted takeover saga

Washington Spirit controlling owner Y. Michele Kang (Credit: Getty Images)

The protracted takeover saga at Washington Spirit has finally reached a resolution with minority owner Y. Michele Kang acquiring the interests of other investors Bill Lynch and Steve Baldwin to become the National Women’s Soccer League club’s controlling owner.

The announcement brings an end to months of bitter infighting between Kang and Baldwin, which proved a major public relations disaster and a serious distraction for both the Spirit and the NWSL.

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