HOUSTON, TX — Ted Segal, the new majority owner of Houston Dynamo FC, wasted no time on the first day of his new position as he worked on some advances for the club.
Segal signed Teenage Hadebe from top-division as a defender, Turkish side Yeni Malatyasapor as a Designated Player, a three-year contract extension for defender Tim Parker, and appointed former Houston Texan and Columbus Crew president Jamey Roots as CEO.
He also joined Houston’s 2026 World Cup bid as a committee member and pledged a six-digit contribution to Dynamo Charities, the Houston Food Bank, and a fund for grassroots youth programs. These all took time on his first day as the club’s owner.
“Everything we do will be with the goals of building a championship club and fostering ties to the community,” he said at BBVA Stadium. Among the audience were Houston mayor Sylvester Turner and Dynamo greats Brian Ching, Bobby Boswell, and Eddie Robinson, with NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird and her MLS counterpart Don Garber.
Besides the MLS’s Dynamo, he is also in charge of Houston Dash of the NWSL and holds the leasing rights to BBVA Stadium. He’s the third majority owner in the sixteen-year history of the club, following Anschutz Entertainment Group and the businessman Gabriel Brener. The latter still keeps a minority stake along with Oscar De La Hoya, Ben Guill, and James Harden.
He will be responsible for continuing the Dash’s progress, striving to make the Dynamo a defending champion once again and engaging the city with its professional soccer teams.
“He really wants to understand the process, the intricacies of the league. He’s jumped right into it, which has been wonderful,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan.
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