FC Dallas is owned by Clark Hunt, a Dallas born business man. Clark played soccer at Southen Methodist University, where was a two-time academic All-American. Along with being a founding investor of Major League Soccer and owner of the Columbus Crew and FC Dallas, he is became Chairman of the Board of The Kansas City Cheifs following the death of his father. He was an investor of the English Premier League team West Ham United FC in 2009, later selling his rights. Along with sports-team ownership, Hunt is also the Chief Executive Officer of Shoreline Management Group, an investment Group.