February 23, 2017
The 2017 WPSL Season is right around the corner as we prepare for another year of the women’s game reaching all regions of the United States. Southern California is hotbed for soccer with talent creeping through all communities onto the scene. Even more exciting are women owned sports teams and the WPSL leads the way with the highest number of women owned soccer teams.
While there are famous and wealthy women who own sport teams — Joan Tisch owns the New York Giants and Denise York owns the San Francisco 49ers — there are very few women owned soccer teams.
Here is a special feature on Alondra Hernandez who owns the SoCal FC.
WPSL Soccer News: The Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is home to the largest women’s professional soccer league in the world that also includes the ranks of having the largest female ownership of any sports league.
With 16% of WPSL clubs owned by women, the growth of the game is welcoming inclusion with no gender barriers for those who aspire to work in soccer industry.
Hernandez on the far right at the Women In Soccer 2017 Symposium
GoalNation’s Diane Scavuzzo spoke with SoCal FC Communications Coordinator and Co-Founder Alondra Hernandez on her experience in the game and the growth of women leadership in the sport.
Diane Scavuzzo: As one of the few women owners of a WPSL team, how did you first get involved in soccer?
Alondra Hernandez: I first became involved with soccer when I was 16 years old, thanks to a coach I had at that time — he was a journalist. He got me started in covering women’s soccer for a website. I was in charge of a blog on general WPS news as well as the LA Sol. I was offered me a job with a USL PDL men’s soccer team in 2010. Working there, I got to meet Charlie Naimo, who was Pali Blues’ Head Coach and General Manager of the LA Sol.
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