Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin is set to become an investor in the National Women's Soccer League's Washington Spirit, he confirmed to ESPN's Emily Kaplan.

"I think it's important to support women and women's professional athletes - not just in the United States, but all over the world," Ovechkin said.

"It was also important for me to support the D.C. community. I support everybody in this town. Me and my wife love to go watch a soccer game, watch football and baseball. We all win. If I have this opportunity, I think it's very important for me to do it, because it also shows we care."