Angel City FC
Full nameAngel City Football Club
FoundedJuly 21, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-07-21)
StadiumBMO Stadium
PresidentJulie Uhrman
Head coachBecki Tweed
LeagueNational Women's Soccer League
20235th of 12
Playoffs: 5th Seed
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Angel City Football Club is a National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) team that began play in the 2022 season. Based in Los Angeles, California, the formation of the team was announced on July 21, 2020. The team has many high-profile owners, including Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, Mia Hamm, Sophia Bush, Abby Wambach, Eva Longoria, and Serena Williams.[1]

Angel City FC is the Los Angeles area's first women's professional soccer team since the Los Angeles Sol of Women's Professional Soccer folded in 2010.[2] Angel City FC plays their home matches at BMO Stadium, which it shares with Los Angeles FC of Major League Soccer.


On July 21, 2020, the NWSL announced that Los Angeles would be awarded an expansion franchise for the 2022 season.[3] The team was announced with a majority female ownership group led by actress Natalie Portman, venture capitalist Kara Nortman, entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian.[3] Ohanian also represents the club on the league's board of governors.[4] Other founding members of the team included professional tennis player Serena Williams, actors Uzo Aduba, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera, Jennifer Garner, and Eva Longoria, late night talk show host and YouTuber Lilly Singh, YouTuber Casey Neistat, Broadway producer Jenna Segal, and former members of the United States national team including Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Rachel Van Hollebeke, Shannon Boxx, Amanda Cromwell, Lorrie Fair, Ronnie Fair, Joy Fawcett, Angela Hucles, Shannon MacMillan, Tisha Venturini, Saskia Webber, Lauren Holiday, and Abby Wambach.[3][2][5][6]

It was also announced during the team's launch that they would be announcing their official name before the end of the year but were going to use 'Angel City' as a tentative nickname.[3] The team was also in discussions with various groups for a stadium agreement, including the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer.[3]

In the time since the club's name was confirmed as Angel City FC on October 21, 2020, additional members of the ownership group were announced, among them tennis great Billie Jean King, former tennis player and current tennis administrator Ilana Kloss, WNBA star Candace Parker, NHL star P. K. Subban, actress and activist Sophia Bush, Latin pop star Becky G, actor and TV host James Corden, former U.S. men's international soccer star Cobi Jones, NFL offensive lineman Ryan Kalil, and actor Uzo Aduba.[7][8]

Angel City FC hosted Mexican club Tigres UANL Femenil in the club's first-ever International Friendly match in August 2022, which Angel City FC won 1-0.[9] The first edition of the Copa Angelina on September 5, 2022 saw Angel City FC fall 2-0 to the Mexico women's national team off a goal by Scarlett Camberos and an own goal.[10]

A three-part documentary chronicling the team's first season entitled Angel City was released in the May of 2023 on HBO.[11]

Angel City FC qualified for their first-ever playoff berth in 2023, losing to OL Reign on October 20, 2023.[12]

Colors and crest

Angel City FC's official colors are "asphalt" and "armor" with "sol rosa" as an accent color, a pink-tinted hue unique to the club.[13]

On June 30, 2021, the club revealed its crest featuring an angel with wings inspired by the Southern California red-tailed hawk and shaped to mimic the area's palm trees, with the top of the crest sloping at a 22-degree angle to represent their 2022 entry into the league. The crest was designed by Amedea Tassinari.[14]

The club collaborated with supporters in the design of the colors, crest, and kit to ensure the club represented Los Angeles.[15]

In October 2021, Angel City pre-emptively retired shirt number 22 to recognize its founding year and the number of players on the pitch during matches. The team sells shirts bearing the number 22 and donates 10 percent of revenue through a charitable program managed by the California Community Foundation.[16]

On November 17, 2021, the club unveiled a black primary kit made of recycled materials. The kit's design features hints of sol rosa, an art deco pattern, and the team's motto "Volemos" above player names.[17]

On March 16, 2023, Angel City released a new secondary kit featuring a print of the Los Angeles County coastline.[18]

Kit history

2022 away
2022–2023 home
2023 away

Sponsorship and revenue

The club's eight-figure deal with DoorDash as the inaugural primary kit sponsor is the largest in the NWSL.[19] Angel City also sold $6 million in merchandise in 2022 to lead the league. The club's revenue accounted for 38.75% of the NWSL's total revenue on the year.[20]

Period Kit manufacturer Front sponsor Back sponsor Sleeve sponsor Ref
2022– Nike DoorDash Sprouts Farmers Market Birdies [21]


In November 2020, it was announced the team would play its home matches at BMO Stadium in Exposition Park near Downtown Los Angeles.[22][23] BMO Stadium, formerly named Banc of California Stadium until 2023, is also home to Los Angeles FC of Major League Soccer.[23][24]


Current squad

As of January 24, 2024.[25]
No. Pos. Player Nation
1 GK Hannah Stambaugh  Japan
2 FW Sydney Leroux  United States
3 DF Jasmyne Spencer  United States
5 DF Ali Riley (captain)  New Zealand
6 DF Megan Reid  United States
7 MF Rocky Rodríguez  Costa Rica
8 MF Meggie Dougherty Howard  United States
9 FW Casey Phair  South Korea
10 FW Claire Emslie  Scotland
11 DF Sarah Gorden  United States
12 DF Merritt Mathias  United States
13 GK DiDi Haračić  Bosnia and Herzegovina
14 DF Paige Nielsen  United States
16 DF M.A. Vignola  United States
18 FW Jun Endō  Japan
19 GK Angelina Anderson  United States
20 DF Gisele Thompson  United States
21 FW Alyssa Thompson  United States
23 FW Christen Press  United States
24 FW Messiah Bright  United States
26 MF Amandine Henry  France
28 MF Lily Nabet  United States
29 MF Clarisse Le Bihan  France
33 MF Katie Johnson  Mexico
44 MF Elizabeth Eddy  United States
99 DF Madison Hammond  United States

Out on loan

No. Pos. Player Nation
4 DF Vanessa Gilles (at Lyon until June 30, 2023[26])  Canada


Current staff

As of January 31, 2024.[27][28][29]
President Julie Uhrman
General manager Angela Hucles Mangano
Head Coach Becki Tweed
First Assistant Coach Eleri Earnshaw
Assistant Coach Lee Nguyen
Head of Goalkeeping Omar Zeenni
Technical Assistant Coach Mykell Bates
Performance Analyst Oliver Blitz
Technical Staff
Senior Director of Soccer Operations Marisa Leconte
Director of Player Care Alex Bitaine
Soccer Operations Coordinator Alrick Drummond
Player Care Coordinator Olivia Aluko
Head Equipment Manager Brock Chartier
Director of Medical and Performance Sarah Smith
Head of Sports Science Dan Jones
Physical Performance Coach Michael Roman
Head Athletic Trainer Manny De Alba
Director of Rehabilitation Sarah Neal
Assistant Athletic Trainer April Seymon
Physical Therapist Symiah Campbell



Season League Regular season Playoffs Challenge Cup Avg. attendance
P W D L GF GA Pts Pos
2022 NWSL 22 8 5 9 23 27 29 8th did not qualify 19,105
2023 NWSL 22 8 7 7 31 30 31 5th Quarterfinals Group Stage 19,756
2024 NWSL did not qualify

Head coaching record

As of November 02, 2023[30]

Only competitive matches are counted. Includes NWSL regular season, playoffs, and Challenge Cup matches.

All-time Angel City FC coaching records
Name Nationality From To P W D L GF GA Win%
Freya Coombe  England March 19, 2022 June 15, 2023[31] 36 10 9 17 39 53 027.78
Becki Tweed  England June 15, 2023[31] present 0 0 0 0 0 0 !

Team Records

As of January 29, 2024.[32]
Top goalscorers
Player Goals scored
Name Nat. Pos. Angel City career NWSL Playoffs Cup Other Total
Savannah McCaskill United States USA MF 2022–2023 11 0 3 0 14
Claire Emslie Scotland SCO FW 2022–present 6 0 1 0 7
Christen Press United States USA FW 2022–present 2 0 2 0 4
Cari Roccaro United States USA MF 2022 4 0 0 0 4
Alyssa Thompson United States USA FW 2023–present 4 0 0 0 4
Most appearances
Player Appearances
Name Nat. Pos. Angel City career NWSL Playoffs Cup Other Total
Savannah McCaskill United States USA MF 2022–2023 42 1 10 0 53
Dani Weatherholt United States USA MF 2022–2023 41 0 12 0 53
Ali Riley New Zealand NZL DF 2022–present 37 1 10 0 47
Jun Endo Japan JPN FW 2022–present 38 1 7 0 46
Paige Nielsen United States USA DF 2022–present 39 1 6 0 46
Didi Haracic Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH GK 2022–present 38 0 7 0 45
Jasmyne Spencer United States USA DF 2022–present 31 1 12 0 44
Clarisse Le Bihan France FRA MF 2022–present 35 1 6 0 42
Madison Hammond United States USA MF 2022–present 27 1 12 0 40
Megan Reid United States USA DF 2022–present 31 0 8 0 39

Award winners

See also: NWSL awards

Best XI First Team

Best XI Second Team


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