Q&A: Ipswich Town, Phoenix Rising owner Brett Johnson on investing in soccer on both sides of the Atlantic
In April, Ipswich Town became the latest club in Europe to welcome new American ownership. And in this case, that ownership has experience owning American clubs as well.
Alongside Berke Bakay and Mark Detmer, Brett Johnson has overseen a dramatic surge to relevance by the USL’s Phoenix Rising after taking over the club (then known as Arizona United) in 2016. Having established the side among the most respected clubs in the USL, he’ll now hop the ocean, supplementing ownership in the USL Championship and League One (FC Tucson) with a club in the original League One.