Angel City FC stated on Wednesday that it has proceeded to expand to its already illustrious ownership group by adding more famous names.
Actress Gabrielle Union and her daughter Kaavia James Union Wade, who the team characterizes as a “3-year-old influencer,” are among others who have joined the collection. (On Instagram, she has approximately 2 million followers.)
Some of the more than a dozen names announced Wednesday include singer Christina Aguilera and her fiancé Matthew Rutler; Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson East and her husband, former NFL player Andrew East; and Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson East and her husband, former NFL player Andrew East.
Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Williams and Ohanian’s 4-year-old daughter, was also featured.
ACFC founder and president Julie Uhrman said in a statement, “We are thrilled to welcome these investors to Angel City FC.” “They are an exceptionally diverse set of people whose lives and work are in line with our club’s objective.
Each of our new investors is dedicated to helping us achieve our goal of raising the bar on and off the field by making a positive effect in the community and on the women’s game.”
Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Julie Foudy, Serena Williams, Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner, Uzo Aduba, Julie Uhrman, and Alexis Ohanian were among the team’s high-profile owners when it was first announced in 2020.
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Additional investors included Billie Jean King, Ilana Kloss, Candace Parker, Lindsey Vonn, PK Subban, Cobi Jones, and James Corden.
On March 19, the club will make its on-field debut against fellow expansion team San Diego Wave FC in the league’s 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup.
USWNT star Christen Press and top NWSL defender Sarah Gorden are among the players on the team’s initial preseason squad.