Angel City Football Club is a National Women’s Soccer League expansion team playing in the top tier of women’s soccer in the United States. The team is based in Los Angeles, California, and was announced on July 21, 2020. The 2022 Angel City FC season was the team’s inaugural season as a professional women’s soccer team. Angel City Football Club (ACFC) is one of the only majority female-founded and -run professional sports teams in the world. The team was announced with a majority female ownership group led by actress Natalie Portman, venture capitalist Kara Nortman, entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian.
Other founding members of the team included professional tennis player Serena Williams, actors Uzo Aduba, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera, Jennifer Garner, and Eva Longoria, late night talk show host and YouTuber Lilly Singh, YouTuber Casey Neistat, Broadway Producer Jenna Segal, and former members of the United States national team including Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Rachel Van Hollebeke, Shannon Boxx, Amanda Cromwell, Lorrie Fair, Ronnie Fair, Joy Fawcett, Angela Hucles, Shannon MacMillan, Tisha Venturini, Saskia Webber, Lauren Holiday, and Abby Wambach.
This is an extraordinary group of women making a difference to the game of soccer and in the lives of countless girls and women.
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