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Angel City signs gymnast Jordan Chiles to NIL deal

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Angel City FC has entered the wide world of name, image and likeness rights, signing four student-athletes as ambassadors.

The Los Angeles-based NWSL expansion club announced Friday that it had signed UCLA gymnast Jordan Chiles, USC golfer Amari Avery, wheelchair basketball athlete Luzi Skye and professional skateboarder Bryce Wettstein to an NIL deal in collaboration with global sports and entertainment agency Wasserman.

“We are always looking for pathways to support and promote female athletes and grow the reach of Angel City to deliver more impact to our fans, community and city,” ACFC president and co-founder Julie Uhrman said in a statement.

“As the sports community in Southern California has embraced us, we want to give back and highlight incredible young female athletes. By partnering with these young women, who are at the top of their respective sports, we can give them a platform to grow their brands and their likeness and benefit from their support for Angel City FC and our players.”

As part of the deal, the four ambassadors will connect with ACFC fans at a community event, volunteer at a service event, leverage their own social media channels to drive awareness of the club and will attend home games.

“We are thrilled to partner with Angel City in their efforts to spotlight and celebrate young women in sport across Southern California,” said Lindsey Fitzgerald, Vice President of Women’s Sports and The Collective at Wasserman. “This inaugural class of ambassadors will hopefully benefit from the platform and resources ACFC can provide, and we’re happy to assist in making the program possible.”

Angel City, playing in its first NWSL season, makes its regular season debut Friday night against the North Carolina Courage at Banc of California Stadium.