Tennis Star Serena Williams and Actress Natalie Portman have invested in the Los Angeles Soccer Team of the National Women Soccer League in the United States.
The National Women’s Soccer League has made an announcement that it has awarded the franchise of Los Angeles Team to the Angel City Group and it is expected to join the National Women’s Soccer League in the spring of 2022.
Actress Natalie Portman said, “Today we take an exciting step by announcing the first women majority-owned and led ownership group.”
“I am thrilled by the opportunity to partner with this incredible group of people to bring a professional women’s soccer team to Los Angeles,” she added.
“Together, we aim to build not only a winning team on the field, but also to develop a passionately loyal fan base. We also hope to make a substantive impact on our community, committing to extending access to sports for young people in Los Angeles through our relationship with the LA84 Foundation,” she said.
“Sports are such a joyful way to bring people together, and this has the power to make tangible change for female athletes both in our community and in the professional sphere.”
Commissioner of National Women’s Soccer League, Lisa Baird said, “The growth trajectory of the NWSL is incredibly exciting, but we also need to be strategic and thoughtful about how fast we expand and the communities we partner with.”
“We’ve long sought the right partner in LA considering the NWSL fanbase that already exists in the region and the massive interest in women’s soccer in general. Those factors, along with an incredible ownership group make this an ideal situation and we couldn’t be more thrilled to move forward,” Commissioner of National Women’s Soccer League Lisa Baird concluded.