Are there any childhood footballers here? Jennifer Garner will give you the ultimate childhood throwback. The star brought a lot of soccer mom energy to LA on Saturday, July 9, when she brought orange slices to the first official game played by Angel City — LA’s new soccer team, which Garner is a part of.
The team is brand new to the National Women’s Soccer League. In addition to Garner, the team also boasts many high-profile celebrities (including Christina Aguilera, Gabrielle Union and Natalie Portman) in addition to star athletes (such as Mia Hamm, Serena Williams and Abby Wambach).
Wambach’s wife Glennon Doyle teamed up with Garner to be the official “Soccer Moms” for the Angel City Soccer Club (with matching shirts, of course). Back in May, the duo announced their plans on Doyle’s Instagram in a video dedicated to the team, along with a promise to provide fruit slices at halftime. In the video, Garner cuts a grapefruit because “we’re in Los Angeles and we’re innovating,” she said.
“‘Why do you need a soccer mom?'” you might ask. Well, I’ll tell you,” Doyle told the giggling team watching from practice. “You might need things like Band-Aids, or Capri Suns, or ice packs.” Garner also offered her knitting skills, adding, “I I’m good at the high pony.”
If you weren’t already jealous, you will be: The video ends with a classic invitation to sleep. I mean, sleeping with the star of “13 Going on 30”? Dream!
The July 9 game was Angel City’s first NWSL meeting, and they started strong with a win over San Diego. Their next game is against the Orlando Pride on July 30. We hope to see Jennifer again with our favorite citrus snack!