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‘A New Era’ For Women’s Soccer: The Rise Of Angel City FC

The Lead

May 11 2022 • 19 mins


After two years of anticipation, Angel City FC, the Los Angeles-based women’s professional soccer team founded and supported by celebrities like Natalie Portman, Jennifer Garner, Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Eva Longoria, and Christina Aguilera (just to name a few), finally made its NWSL debut two weekends ago -- and it was quite the event. The Athletic's Meg Linehan walks us through the drama of their league home opener, and explains why the star-studded club could signal a new era in women's soccer. Plus, the storylines to follow during this year's NWSL season, and what has changed in the league in aftermath of Meg's blockbuster investigative story last year.

More from Meg Linehan:

https://theathletic.com/author/meg-linehan/

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