Behind the Scenes: The unveiling of Angel City FC’s first kit
Angel City FC coach Freya Coombe, co-founder and president Julie Uhrman and former soccer players and ACFC investors Cobi Jones and Julie Foudy, from left, partake in a photo shoot to unveil the team’s inaugural home jersey.
Angel City FC, Los Angeles’ newest professional sports franchise, unveiled its first jersey on Wednesday morning. . Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the introduction of its first-year home kit, created by Nike, at an invitation-only event at Banc of California Stadium on Monday.
The primary color of the kit is black with the embroidered crest and sponsor name in sol rosa, a pink-tinted hue unique to Angel City. The jersey, made from recycled material, also contains vertical lines of a geometric sunrise pattern in sol rosa. It is intended to evoke the rising sun, representing the start of a new day with the return of women’s soccer to Los Angeles.
Christina House is a staff photojournalist with the Los Angeles Times. She officially joined the visual journalism team in 2017 after 10 years as a freelance photographer. House grew up in Long Beach and is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton. Her love for photography started when she visited the Philippines, her mother’s native country, at age 7. That unforgettable experience inspired her to pick up a camera. House won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography and the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Domestic Photography for “Hollywood’s Finest,” an intimate look into the life of a pregnant 22-year-old woman living on the street. She received the 2021 Cliff Edom New America Award and was honored in the portrait series category for her work on “Game Changers: A Celebration of Women in Sports” from the 2021 National Press Photographers Assn.’s Best of Photojournalism awards.