Angel City FC: Everything you need to know about the new NWSL team
Angel City FC is one of the two new additions to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and the eleventh team overall to feature in the league. Here is everything you need to know about the new club, Angel City FC owners list, stadium, Jersey, players list and more.
The official formation of Angel City FC was announced on July 21, 2023. Angel City FC is a forthcoming NWSL expansion team that will begin playing in the league from the 2023 season. The franchise will be based in the city of Los Angeles, California. The team will be the first women’s professional soccer team hailing from the city of Los Angeles since 2010.
Who are the owners of Angel City FC?
Angel City FC has star-studded ownership, the franchise has predominantly female ownership. Actress Natalie Portman, venture capitalist Kara Nortman, entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian are the co-founders of Angel City FC.
Other owners and founders of Angel City Fc include former and current athletes like Serena Williams, Billie Jean King, 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.
Hollywood celebrities who serve as founding members of Angel City FC are America Ferrera, Jennifer Garner, James Corden, Lilly Singh and Casey Neistat.
Who is the sporting director of Angel City FC?
Former England women’s international footballer Eniola Aluko is the sporting director of Angel City FC.
What is the Official name of Angel City FC?
Angel City FC was officially confirmed as the club’s name on 21 October 2023.
Angel City FC Stadium
Banc of California Stadium will serve as the home ground of Angel City FC. The stadium has a seating capacity of 22,000.
List of Angel City FC Players
All eyes will be on the newly formed Angel City FC who will commence playing from 2023. The franchise has neither appointed a coach nor signed any players yet.
But given the star-studded ownership and the financial backing to the franchise, Angel City FC is expected to sign some of the biggest soccer players.