The NWSL expansion team slated to begin play in 2022 has a name: Angel City FC.
And it has new investors.
Tennis great Billie Jean King
, WNBA legend Candace
and Alpine skiing gold-medalist Lindsey Vonn
are among the sporting greats in the new group of founding investors.
Fourteen former U.S. women's national team players,
including Julie Foudy
, Mia Hamm
and Abby Wambach,
were among the original investors.
"We need everyone to invest in women’s sports and [partner and former
tennis star Ilana [Kloss
] and I are proud to stand with the Angel City FC ownership group and help make new history in Southern California sports," said King. "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.”
Angel City is headed by founder and president Julie Uhrman
. It announced three staff hires: Jessica Smith
corporate partnerships), Kim McCauley
(director of recruitment and analytics) and Catherine Dávila
(head of community).