LOS ANGELES (June 16, 2021) – Angel City Football Club (ACFC) today announced the hiring of Angela Hucles Mangano as the Vice President of Player Development and Operations. Hucles Mangano is the club’s third soccer hire, joining the team’s Sporting Director Eniola Aluko and Director of Scouting and Analytics Kim McCauley. Hucles Mangano, a former United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) player and a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, is also a founding investor in ACFC along with 13 of her USWNT teammates.
“I could not be more excited to welcome Angela to the Angel City FC family,” said Julie Uhrman, Founder and President of ACFC. “When she joined with her teammates as a founding investor, she immediately raised her hand to help us build out the club. Whether attending community events, hosting our weeklong Black History Month panels, or helping in the search for our Sporting Director, Angela has been an invaluable partner. I’m excited to watch her work alongside Eni and build out our soccer ops team that will support our players on and off the pitch.”
In this critical role, Hucles Mangano will work alongside Aluko managing all the team needs including creating a player wellness and development program, identifying and securing a practice facility, securing player housing and travel, and organizing all non-NWSL friendly matches.
“I was so honored to be asked to be part of the founding investor group, and when I started to get a broader understanding of the people that make up ACFC and their commitment to making an impact, I knew I wanted to get more involved in the day-to-day,” said Hucles Mangano. “When Team President Julie Uhrman approached me about helping set up our player ops and development program, with a focus on the whole person, I jumped at the chance. This is a dream job that I didn’t even know existed and I can’t wait to get started.”
Hucles Mangano, a midfielder, played collegiate soccer at the University of Virginia from 1996 through 1999, where she still holds the record for the most game-winning goals with 19. She ended her collegiate career as the all-time leader in goals with 59 and also the all-time leader in points with 138. Hucles Mangano played professionally for the Boston Breakers from 2001-2009 and registered 109 caps in her career. Her soccer accolades include two Olympic Gold Medals for Team USA (2004, 2008) and two World Cup Bronze Medals (2003, 2007). Off the pitch, Hucles Mangano is also a soccer analyst and sports commentator. She calls Los Angeles Football Club games and is the lead women’s soccer analyst for ESPN’s ACC Network, NBC Olympics (2012-present), and FOX Soccer (2015-present).
ABOUT ANGEL CITY
Angel City Football Club, a member of the National Women’s Soccer League in the US, will take the pitch in Spring 2022 and call the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles their home. The team is founded by Academy Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman, technology venture capitalist Kara Nortman, media and gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and venture capitalist, 776 founder and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Other founding investors, mostly female and with ties to Southern California, include Serena Williams and daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr., Sports Icons Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, actors Uzo Aduba, Sophia Bush, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera, Jennifer Garner, and Eva Longoria, actor and late-night host James Corden, late-night host Lilly Singh, Latin Pop Superstar Becky G, fourteen former US Women’s National Team players representing Southern California including Julie Foudy and Mia Hamm, two-time Olympic Gold Medallist and FIFA World Cup Champions Lauren Cheney Holiday and Abby Wambach, MLS/US Soccer legend and sports broadcaster Cobi Jones, NFL All-Pro Ryan Kalil, WNBA Legend Candace Parker, Gold Medallist, and Alpine Skiing Legend Lindsey Vonn, Gold Medallist and NHL-All Star PK Subban, author and activist Glennon Doyle and entertainment and media executives Cindy Holland, David Nathanson, Brian Weinstein, Brian Sullivan, and Ben Grossman. Learn more at www.angelcity.com and follow the team on social media @weareangelcity.
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