The Washington outfit, who were owned by Will Changâ€™s DC United Holdings, now have Thohir and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Jason Levien on board and there are big plans ahead to take things globally.
"Itâ€™s very important to build a strong team in the first two years," Thohir said.
"After you have this strong team, then you advertise the team to other countries through new media, tours, building a soccer academy, coaching clinics, then everything else.
"If you also do well on that side, then many fans will fly to DC and become suporters also.
â€œThatâ€™s what you see with Manchester United. Many Japanese supporters come and many Chinese supporters come [to watch Man. United]."
Chang, who has stayed on to become a minority shareholder, was delighted to welcome Thohir and Levien on board at DC.
â€œI'm proud to introduce Erick and Jason as my partners. I believe that I've found the perfect people to team with, and I am excited about the future of DC United," said Chang.