Interview with President of Angel City FC – the women's soccer team that counts Natalie Portman, Serena Williams, Billie Jean King and the co-founder of Reddit as investors

18 December 2020

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Photo: PR From left to right - former US Women's National Team players Lorrie Fair, Mia Hamm, Saskia Webber, Kristine Lilly, Julie Foudy, Amanda Cromwell are all among the investors in Angel City FC.

Angel City FC is set to join the US National Women's Soccer League in 2022. While expansion teams are typically financed by one or more wealthy individuals and their networks, Angel City FC is raising funds like a startup, with specific milestones.

The club's vision is to make a social impact while being profitable and having success on the pitch. “It's not just about wins and losses, but it's about your impact outside the arena that matters just as much,” says club President.

Angel City FC will become the first major US professional sports team with a majority-female ownership group.

President Julie Uhrman says the ultimate ambition is to build a global brand "where mission and capital can coexist".

One of the first things visitors to the Angel City Football Club website see is an invitation – to "join the team that changes the game forever".

It's a bold claim, but one this fledgling club is determined to live up to.

Angel City FC is a Los Angeles-based expansion team scheduled to join the US National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in Spring 2022.

However, president Julie Uhrman tells offthepitch.com in an interview, its goals stretch beyond the pitch.

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