"And we have the ability to really shine a light on things that are important.”. The new football club is said to be the first-ever in the world that will be majorly owned by women and will begin playing in the league from 2022. Congratulations to @JulieFoudy, @AbbyWambach, @serenawilliams, @EvaLongoria, & all involved in creating the 1st majority women founded & led #NWSL team. Team president Julie Uhrman said the time and place was right to bring one of the top global sports to one of the best sports markets in the world. European soccer's 11 must-see, can't-miss attacking teams, Man Utd boss Solskjaer vows to undo Sanchez mess. And coincidentally, it was a soccer game last year where she first learned of the opportunity to join Angel City.

She also congratulated former players and Angel City owners Julie Foudy and Abby Wambach. The Angel City owners list includes actors such as Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria, Uzo Aduba as well as late-night talk show host Lily Singh. As an L.A. native herself, Uhrman believes Los Angeles is the perfect city to bridge several different platforms. Not only to create a women's soccer team professionally but that all of the founders and investors are women.". I think my favourite female soccer player of all time would be Abby Wambach. Natalie Portman told the LA times that it was important to bring soccer to LA as it has such a robust youth soccer system. But I love it!". The news of the formulation of the Angel City soccer club has taken the NWSL world by storm, with many personalities heralding it as a big step in women’s football. Foudy: Pandemic to blame for NWSL exodus to Europe (1:15), Longoria: Most calls I get are about Angel City FC, Everton, Liverpool, VAR serve up Merseyside derby with everything ... except fans, Ibrahimovic defies Father Time as Milan ride their veteran star to derby victory, Melia howler gifts Fire draw with Sporting KC, Man Utd's Maguire brushes off club crisis talk, Sources: Liverpool want review over VAR calls, Klopp baffled by VAR, upset at injuries vs. Everton, Barcelona lose to Getafe as USMNT's Dest starts, Sterling winner edges Man City past Arsenal, Real Madrid shocked by La Liga minnows Cadiz, Transfer Talk: Barcelona renew interest in Wijnaldum, Garcia, Aguero, Messi among top free agents in 2021, Rashford, Fernandes both 9/10 as Man United pour on the style late, Man City beat Arsenal as normal service resumes, Isco 4/10, Marcelo 5/10 as Madrid slump to shock defeat vs. Cadiz, Griezmann 5/10, Dest 7/10 as Barca suffer first defeat under Koeman, Kepa 4/10, Werner 9/10 as Chelsea throw away points late vs. Southampton, Madcap Merseyside derby was just another day in Premier League's 'new normal'. The club has been regarded as a big step in bringing women’s football to Los Angeles, with several of the Angel City owners talking about the importance of this.

Let’s go, #AngelCity! Man United's transfer window, no Sancho and no new central defender have fans expecting the worst.

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https://t.co/cPIGxDYuwq. While the club doesn't officially debut until 2022, she and her team will spend the next year and a half working to make those goals a reality. The time is now. 0 videos remaining. "It was her idea. Several former stars from the US women’s national team are also part of the Angel City owners pool, with Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Joy Fawcett, Rachel Buehler amongst others joining in. Also Read: Reign's Bethany Balcer Aims To Build On Rookie NWSL Season.

Angel City will join the NWSL's nine current teams, and another from Louisville set to debut in 2021; Overall goals as a team move beyond just soccer into issues like play equity and pay equality; Immediate team goals include finding a home stadium and finalizing overall messaging and branding; While many fans of the sport took that energy and paid it towards … Also Read: Serena Williams’ Two-year-old Daughter Becomes Youngest Owner In Pro Sports. Among the 14 former USWNT players who are part of the group are Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Lauren Holiday and Abby Wambach. Many of the Angel City investors have been active in the Time's Up movement of equal pay for women. Also Read: 8-team Field Set As NWSL Opens Play With Utah Tournament, The time has come to reshape expectations on & off the soccer field. I thought: 'Oh my God, this has never been done before.' The Angel City soccer team has also been hailed as a group that aims to uplift women’s soccer and underprivileged communities. Julie Foudy says the United States' handling of COVID-19 is the reason USWNT players are leaving for European clubs. "Kara Nortman knows I’m a big sports fan, told me about her plan with Natalie Portman to bring a women’s soccer team here and I jumped at the chance.”. "For me, I felt like sports also helps women to empower themselves.

"Football is one of the most followed sports in the world," Longoria said. The U.S. Women's National Soccer team had just captured its fourth World Cup and excitement surrounding women's soccer as a whole, was at an all-time high. While it would be nice in theory for them to hit the pitch ASAP, likely better for a variety of … The ownership group is large and, quite frankly, famous, primarily made up of women, too. Courtesy of Angel City FC/NWSL The news is now official, with NWSL announcing Tuesday they have granted an expansion team in Los Angeles, to begin play in 2022. Could points per game end up impacting playoffs?

#WeAreAngelCity pic.twitter.com/M3bvsmiAfm. Fast forward to July 21, 2020 when the NWSL awarded expansion rights to a new team in Los Angeles, dubbed appropriately Angel City.