We have the name of the new Los Angeles National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) team launching in 2022: Angel City Football Club (ACFC), as the team announces additional investors.
“We could not be more pleased to have reached this exciting milestone of officially joining the league and introducing the world to Angel City Football Club,” said Julie Uhrman, ACFC Founder and President, via press statement. “I am also thrilled to announce some additional founding investors who have already been contributing meaningfully to the Angel City Family. This group, aligned in our passion and purpose, is committed to delivering for Los Angeles and our fans on and off the pitch.”
Merch for the ACFC effort is available at a new team website.
Still to be determined: a venue for Angel City Football Club. It was previously announced the team was negotiating to play at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.
With the announcement also comes a new group of founding investors including sports icons Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, former WNBA player Candace Parker and her daughter Lailaa, Olympic Gold Medalist and Alpine Skiing Lindsey Vonn, NHL-All Star PK Subban, Latin pop superstar Becky G, actress and activist Sophia Bush, private investor Deirdre DeLany, actor and late night host James Corden, MLS/US Soccer player and sports broadcaster Cobi Jones, and NFL All-Pro Ryan Kalil.
The team is founded by Academy Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman, technology venture capitalist Kara Nortman, media and gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and venture capitalist, 776 founder & Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
The Los Angeles expansion plan joins Louisville in the NWSL expansion queue, as Racing Louisville FCbegins play in the spring of 2021 with backing from Soccer Holdings, LLC, the same group managing two-time USL Championship title winner Louisville City FC. Both the women’s and men’s sides will call Lynn Family Stadium home while training daily at a new $15 million facility fewer than two miles away.
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