Angel City FC is official name for LA’s new women’s soccer team – Press Enterprise

Angel City FC is official name for LA’s new women’s soccer team – Press Enterprise

Southern California’s new women’s pro soccer team, set to debut on the field in the National Women’s Soccer League in 2022, announced Angel City FC as its official name Wednesday.

Along with the name, the owner-investor group also expanded, adding former tennis players Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss; L.A. Sparks star Candace Parker and her daughter Lailaa; Olympic gold-medalist skier Lindsey Vonn and NHL All-Star PK Suppan; Latin pop star Becky G; actress Sophia Bush; private investor Deirdre DeLany; TV late-night host James Corden; former Galaxy and U.S. men’s national team star Cobi Jones; and former NFL All-Pro Ryan Kalil.

The league had nine teams this past season and will increase to 10 next season with the addition of Racing Louisville FC in 2021. Angel City FC will be the NWSL’s 11th team.

The initial group included big names across all occupations like tennis star Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian; actresses Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria and Jessica Chastain; and 14 former U.S. women’s national team players.

“We need everyone to invest in women’s sports and Ilana and I are proud to stand with the Angel City FC ownership group and help make new history in Southern California sports,” said King, who is also a part-owner of the Dodgers. “Angel City’s mission to make an impact on and off the field, and to provide an opportunity to some of the best professional female athletes in the world to play on a stage as powerful as Los Angeles, sends a strong message to young girls in the community and beyond.”

The club also announced it has launched its debut collection merchandise at www.angelcity.com.

“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,”  ACFC founder and president Julie Uhrman said. “I am also thrilled to announce some additional founding investors who have already been contributing meaningfully to the Angel City Family.

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