Portman group will bring NWSL to Los Angeles in 2022
Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. Then she and Nortman met Becca Roux, the executive director of the U.S. Women's National Team Players Association. The women also reached out to a local supporters group that has been campaigning to bring a team to Los Angeles. The group is partnering with the LA84 Foundation, a nonprofit formed after the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics that promotes youth sports. The official name of the Los Angeles club, and where it will play, are expected to be announced later this year.
New league attracts softball's best, gives power to players
Hayward is one of the 56 elite players signed to suit up when Athletes Unlimited launches the first of its professional women's sports leagues in late August. Athletes Unlimited gives players a big say in decisions the league makes, whether it's the uniform colors or TV deals. Theyre amazing athletes," said Jon Patricof, co-founder and CEO of Athletes Unlimited. A lot of what were trying to do is bring in onscreen graphics, miking up of players, Patricof said. A big point of emphasis for Athletes Unlimited is building the players brand.
Social Media Lights Up as U.S. Women's Team Claims 4th World Cup Title
The ladies on the American soccer team shut out the Netherlands on Sunday to win the 2019 FIFA World Cup. The US womens soccer team are the world champions! Congratulations to 2019 Womens World Cup Champions @TeamUSA! Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 7, 2019The Women's World Cup has been held every four years since 1991, meaning there have only been eight tournaments so far. RELATED STORIESU.S. Women's Soccer Team Sues for Equal Pay on Women's DayStray Dog Interrupts Soccer Game, Performs Tricks for Players in the Middle of the FieldThai Soccer Team Once Trapped in Cave Receive Thunderous Applause in Argentina Match