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Female-led soccer club founded by Natalie Portman aims to deliver equity in women’s soccer
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Female-led soccer club founded by Natalie Portman aims to deliver equity in women’s soccer

The National Women's Soccer League is embarking on its 10th season this year by welcoming two new teams to the field. One of them is Los Angeles' Angel City Football Club, which was founded by actress Natalie Portman and is backed by a star-studded group of female investors. The club, which is the largest female-led ownership group in professional sports, is challenging industry norms by giving players a cut of the money made from ticket sales, providing better work conditions and offering training to help players find careers after soccer. Last Friday, 22,000 fans sporting pink and black gear, faces and hair filled Los Angeles' Banc of California Stadium to witness Angel City's inaugural home match. The team now has more than 100 investors, including Abby Wambach, Mia Hamm, Serena...