Angel City Football Club (FC), the new Los Angeles team of the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League), has quite an impressive ownership group, and joining it are WNBA star Candace Parker and her 11-year-old daughter Lailaa Williams.
Angel City FC was unveiled in July 2020 as the NWSL’s 11th expansion team with President and Founder Julie Uhrman at the helm of a loaded group of founding owners that includes many USWNT (U.S. Women’s National Team) legends, such as Mia Hamn, Abby Wambach, Lorrie Fair Allen, Lauren Holiday, Julie Foudy, Joy Fawcett, Angela Hucles, and Amanda Cromwell.
In addition to the USWNT legends, Angel City FC‘s ownership group is packed with a star-studded group of entertainers, musicians, athletes, producers, and business executives. The list includes actresses Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner, Uzo Aduba, Lilly Singh, America Fererra, and industry leaders Kara Nortman and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.
As if that wasn’t enough, Angel City FC added even more star power to their ownership group with their recent formal welcoming into the NWSL, putting them on track to begin play in 2022. Candace Parker and her daughter Lailaa are the second mother-daughter duo to have ownership in Angel City FC with tennis great Serena Williams and her 3-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., who she shares with her husband Alexis Ohanian.
In addition to Candace Parker, Angel City FC expanded their high-profile ownership list with tennis icons Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, Olympic Gold skier Lindsey Vonn, NHL star P.K. Subban, Latin pop star Becky G, actress Sophia Bush, private investor Deirdre DeLany, actor and late-night host James Corden, MLS legend Cobi Jones, and NFL All-Pro Ryan Kalil.
Candace Parker celebrated her and Lailaa joining Angel City FC on Instagram, posting a screenshot from The Undefeated. She captioned the post: “Lailaa and I are pumped! We are fans of @weareangelcity already!! Baby girl, you can do and be anything you want to be! Keep dreaming and Mommy’s right here with you! #MommyDaughterBusinessPartners.”