Angel City, the Los Angeles NWSL expansion team, has formally joined the league as its 11th team and will compete under the name “Angel City Football Club” when it debuts in the spring of 2022. The club has also added a star-studded list of new founding investors.
When it was announced in July, the first wave of investors included actress Natalie Portman, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, media entrepreneur Julie Uhrman and venture capitalist Kara Nortmann. Serena Williams, fourteen former U.S. Women’s National Team players including Mia Hamm, and actresses Jessica Chastain and America Ferrera were also part of that group.
The latest additions include tennis legend Billie Jean King, WNBA star Candace Parker and her 11-year-old daughter Lailaa — Ohanian and Williams’ young daughter, Olympia, is also part of the founding group — decorated alpine skier Lindsay Vonn and her NHL All-Star husband P.K. Subban, and late night host James Corden.