Alessandro Del Piero has purchased a professional development soccer club, LA 10 FC, who compete in UPSL Soccer.
The team takes part in the United Premier Soccer League and is based in Los Angeles.
“To me Football is linked to pure passion. After all, this is what I’ve always wanted, to own a small football team. To feel the passion,” wrote Del Piero on his official website.
“At the end of last summer I decided to become an owner of a small football team based in Los Angeles, in partnership with EDGE Americas Sports, of which I am a co-founder, and my business partner, Jeffrey Whalen.
“This adventure won me over immediately and today I’m officially revealing this exciting news for the first time. The team is called LA10 FC, our colours are black & white.
“In our debut season we finished in first place in our Division and got promoted to the highest level of professional competition in the UPSL league. A league that sits just below second division football. We closed the season undefeated.
“After a period of anonymity (you know me, I like privacy), I decided to share this beautiful experience and give credit to the entire team for the amazing results they’ve achieved.
“A big thank you goes to the technical staff, the management and all the players. Now we are returning to the pitch for the spring season. Conquering the first success as an owner has had a special, different, new and fun feel. I like it because it brings me back to when everything was just a game.
“Will you cheer for us?
Alla fine della scorsa estate ho deciso di diventare proprietario di una piccola squadra di calcio, a Los Angeles, si chiama LA10 FC, i nostri colori sociali sono il bianco, il nero e il grigio...— Alessandro Del Piero (@delpieroale) February 24, 2019
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LA10 FC is proud to reveal that World Cup Champion and All World Footballer @delpieroale, who wore the #10 his entire career, is our owner and forever revered. LA10 pure passion! pic.twitter.com/521G9Hro1x— LA 10 FC (@LA_10_FC) February 24, 2019