A player-based ownership group will begin to gauge local interest and potential community support for a National Women’s Football League team in the Gulf region over the next several months.
Ali Wagner, Brandy Chastain, Leslie Osborne and Daniel Slatton, all former Santa Clara players with significant experience in professional and international football, are leading an effort that began two years ago. San Francisco-based investor David Aufhauser will serve as interim head of the effort to bring the NWSL team to the Bay Area. No one within the organization will share who the other investors are or any financial details. A source told The Chronicle that other professional sports teams in the Bay Area may also participate from a social support standpoint.