There’s a huge group of super powerful women teaming up to bring professional women’s football to Los Angeles by 2022 … including Natalie Portman, Serena williams, Eva longoria and more!
The group is called Angel City – and they are working with the National Women’s Soccer League to create the city’s first professional team.
The NWSL is the women’s version of MLS – but they only have 9 teams across the country in cities like Portland, Orlando, Tacoma, etc.
But, the Angel City group claim that there is a high demand from fans in Los Angeles … and they are coming together to form a team here, stat.
Main investors are tech mogul Portman Kara nortman, gaming entrepreneur Julie uhrman and co-founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian.
Ohanian is married to Serena Williams – who is part of a small investment group affiliated with the team that includes a ton of other big names.
Jessica chastain, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Jennifer garner, Uzo Aduba and Lilly singh are on board – with football legends Abby wambach, Julie foudy, Mia Hamm, Shannon Boxx and more.
“Today, we are taking an exciting step forward by announcing the first ownership group that is majority owned and led by women,” said Portman.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to partner with this incredible group of people to bring a professional women’s football team to Los Angeles.”
“Together, we aim not only to build a winning team on the pitch, but also to develop a passionately loyal fan base. We also hope to have a substantial impact on our community, by committing to expanding access to sports for young people in Los Angeles. thanks to our relationship with the LA84 Foundation. “
“Sport is such a joyful way to bring people together, and it has the power to make tangible changes for female athletes, both in our community and in the professional sphere.
So far, the organization has not announced the name or logo of its team – but plans to release this information soon.
The top players of Team USA’s World Cup winning team all play in the NWSL – from Alex morgan at Carly Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe.