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NWSL Owners: The Biggest Names To Buy In

From Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman to Patrick Mahomes and Naomi Osaka, the NWSL has no shortage of star owners.

The NWSL has experienced monumental growth over the last year, and that extends to the ranks of club owners. Amid expansion and a landmark broadcast deal with CBS Sports, ESPN, Prime Video, and Scripps Sports, there are plenty of reasons entrepreneurs are buying into the league.

Across the NWSL, there are a multitude of superstar owners who have contributed to select expansion clubs as investors. This isn’t limited to athletes, either. While pros in one sport turning to support another is common, even more famous faces — from Hollywood to tech — have backed teams.

There are 14 NWSL clubs at the moment, with the Utah Royals and Bay FC scheduled to begin their inaugural seasons in 2024. Ahead of that, let’s review five franchises with the most notable owners.

NWSL Clubs With Notable Owners

Angel City FC

Several former women’s professional soccer players are investors in Angel City, including Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Rachel Van Hollebeke, Shannon Boxx, Amanda Cromwell, Lorrie Fair, Ronnie Fair, Joy Fawcett, Angela Hucles, Shannon MacMillan, Tisha Venturini, Saskia Webber, Lauren Holiday, and Abby Wambach.

Additional owners include:

  • Natalie Portman
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian Jr.
  • Billie Jean King
  • America Ferrera
  • Candace Parker
  • Matthew and Kelly Stafford
  • P.K. Subban
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Gabrielle Union & Kaavia Wade
  • Becky G

*This is a non-exhaustive list. For full ownership details, visit Angel City FC’s website.

NJ/NY Gotham FC

  • Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s 35V
  • Carli Lloyd
  • Sue Bird
  • Eli Manning
  • Carolyn Tisch Blodgett

Bay FC (2024)

  • Rick Welts
  • Sheryl Sandberg
  • Brandi Chastain
  • Aly Wagner
  • Danielle Slaton
  • Leslie Osborne
  • Andre Iguodala

North Carolina Courage

  • Naomi Osaka
  • Ons Jabeur

Washington Spirit

  • Jenna Bush Hager
  • Chelsea Clinton
  • Brianna Scurry
  • Dominique Dawes

Kansas City Current

  • Brittany and Patrick Mahomes
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