National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) awarded Los Angeles an expansion team. The new team will start its season in 2022.
The investor group includes some well-known names in entertainment and sports. Investors include Serena Williams, her husband Alexis Ohanian, and her daughter Olympia. The group includes several former US women’s soccer team players including Abby Wambach. Natalie Portman and Lily Singh are also involved with the team.
It is worth noting that Olympia Ohanian, who was born in 2017, is now an owner of a professional sports team.
If the Los Angeles team starts in 2022 as planned, it will be a decade since California has had a first division women’s soccer team.
The team will be called the “Angel City” until a permanent name is agreed upon. The new team will be the 11th franchise of the NWSL.