Getting the Ball Rolling

Four Bronco alumni want to bring pro women’s soccer to the Bay Area.

Four former Bronco champions want to build a professional women’s soccer team in the Bay Area. Players Brandi Chastain ’91, Danielle Slaton ’02, Leslie Osborne ’05, and Aly Wagner ’10 teamed up with Silicon Valley investors, and now need to rally community support. Not only do they want to kickstart a team, all four want to work for the club as well.

Establishing this team would not only be an opportunity for more women to play soccer at the highest level, it would also be proof of women influencing and impacting business, real estate, sports media coverage, and so much more at the highest levels. “It’s going to sound a little fluffy,” Slaton said in an interview with The Athletic, “but I really believe that if we change the game, we’ll change the world. I really do.”

post-image National Women's Soccer League logo. Courtesy WikiCommons.