The faces behind the new NWSL women's franchise in Los Angeles
Natalie Portman joins the long list of Hollywood actors that have decided to invest in a professional women's football team in the United States.
After a twelve year-wait, Los Angeles finally has a professional women’s football team that will participate in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). They are set to join the league in 2022, it was announced on Tuesday. The new franchise will be organized mainly by women in the sports and entertainment industry.
Hollywood actress Natalie Portman is the face of the project alongside colleagues such as Eva Longoria, Uzo Aduba, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrara and Jennifer Garner. Other prolific names involved in the founding investor group include:
Hollywood investing in professional sports in the U.S.
Natalie Portman is the latest Hollywood actress to venture into a Major League Soccer Team. Will Ferrell is the co-owner of Los Angeles Football Club who won the Supporters Shield last season and Matthew McConaughey who recently acquired being part of Austin FC.