Serena Williams, Daughter And Host of Hollywood Stars Found a Womens team in LA - Newslibre

Serena Williams and a Host of Hollywood Stars Invest In an LA Women’s Team

Serena Williams and a host of female Hollywood actresses have come together to found the first-ever women’s football team in the city of Los Angeles. Women’s football in the United States of America is one of the fast-growing sports and the league is one the most-watched.

The other female founders of the team that are currently being only called “Angel City” are; Natalie Portman, 14 former US national team players, actresses Eva Longoria, Jennifer Garner, Uzo Aduba, Jessica Chastain and America Ferrera, plus investors from the technology and media sectors.

Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian, who is the co-founder of tech company Reddit, is part of the ownership group. The couple’s two-year-old daughter Olympia is also listed as an owner.

The National Women’s Soccer League announced that it has awarded the Angel City group the franchise for a new Los Angeles team, which will join the league in the spring of 2022.

“Today we take an exciting step by announcing the first women majority-owned and led ownership group,” Natalie Portman said in an NWSL statement.
“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.” Continued Portman
Serena Williams, Daughter And Host of Hollywood Stars Found a Womens team in LA - Newslibre
Natalie Portman says she is happy to partner with incredible people like Serena to bring the team together. (Image Credit: BBC)

Natalie Portman and Serena Williams Founded the Team to Create an Impact in the LA Community

“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. ” Said an excited Natalie
“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,” NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird said in a statement.
“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.”
The new franchise formed by Serena Williams, Natalie Portman, and friends will be the 11th team to enter the NWSL and will join the already established MLS sides LA Galaxy and LAFC in LA.
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