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Celebrate Black History Month with Bay FC

Join Bay FC throughout Black History Month in celebrating the Black community around us and in building a future that uplifts underrepresented figures in soccer, sports and beyond.

Black History Month Q&A with Danielle Slaton and Kiki Pickett

Black History Month Spotlight: Danielle Slaton

In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating the career and legacy of one of our very own, Danielle Slaton. As a USWNT Legend and Owner of Bay FC, Danielle has made her mark on soccer in America and continues to inspire future generations.

Playing Career:

  • US Women’s National Team 2000-2005
  • WUSA Team Carolina Courage 2002-2003
  • Silver medalist at 2000 Olympics
  • Bronze medalist in the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • WUSA Defender of the Year 2002
  • Olympique Lyonnais 2005
  • Team captain for the Santa Clara Broncos 1998-2001
  • 2001 NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year

Post-Playing Career

Since retirement from professional soccer, Danielle has been a Coach, Soccer Analyst, and now, Co-Owner of the Bay Area’s first NWSL Team, Bay FC.

Fun fact: you may find her voice familiar. She has called many MLS and World Cup games as an analyst for ESPN, FOX Sports, Apple TV and NBC Sports!

Community Impact

Danielle is also the SVP of Strategic Projects and Head of Foundation at Bay FC.

She spearheads long-term strategy projects for the team to drive forward the club’s mission and vision as well as its community initiatives.

About Bay Football Club  
Bay Football Club (Bay FC) is the new women’s professional soccer franchise representing the Bay Area and the 14th team to join the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Bay FC was established in April 2023 and co-founded by USWNT legends Brandi Chastain, Leslie Osborne, Danielle Slaton, and Aly Wagner in partnership with global investment firm Sixth Street and an investor group of leading tech, business and sports executives. Sixth Street’s investment is the largest institutional investment to date in a women’s professional sports franchise. Bay FC is changing the face of women’s soccer as we know it. Beginning play in the 2024 season, we are building a squad that will play the beautiful game with power, passion, energy, and creativity. Tickets are now on sale for Bay FC at https://bayfc.com and fans can follow Bay FC’s social channels (@wearebayfc) for the latest news, merchandise, and events.