About Bay Fc
Bay FC is the first NWSL team in the Bay Area.
Co-founded by four U.S. Women’s National Team legends—Brandi Chastain, Aly Wagner, Danielle Slaton, and Leslie Osborne—in partnership with global investment firm Sixth Street, Bay FC is changing the face of women’s soccer as we know it.
Bay FC’s inaugural season will begin in March 2024. Bay FC is building a team that is player-led, fan focused and positively impacts the community through promoting diversity, equity and inclusion through the game of soccer. Bay FC will play the beautiful game of soccer with power, passion, artistry, and creativity.
This team is born out of the Bay. It’s time we do it our way.
Bay FC’s inaugural season will be led by Albertin Montoya as the Club’s First Head Coach. Read the full announcement.
HOMETOWN Honolulu, HI
NICKNAME Cap or Cappy
BEST SOCCER MEMORY Winning the 2013 NCAA Tournament with UCLA
FUN FACT I need something sweet after every meal!
ACCOLADES 2021 NWSL Defender of the Year, 2021 NWSL Best XI, 2013 NCAA Champion
HOMETOWN Thornton, CO
NWSL EXPERIENCE 2 years, Kansas City Current
BEST SOCCER MEMORY Winning the NCAA 2020 National Championship
FUN FACT Alex loves to sing!
ACCOLADES 2020 NCAA National Champion & Captain, 2020 NCAA Tournament Defensive M.O.P.
The Founding Four
Bay Football Club (Bay FC) was born in 2023 with the powerhouse combination of Sixth Street’s largest institutional investment into a professional women’s sports team and with four co-founding USWNT legends who call the Bay Area home — Aly Wagner, Danielle Slaton, Brandi Chastain and Leslie Osborne. Bay FC is built to unite the Bay Area by inspiring community and professional excellence both on and off the pitch. There is unquestioned and active momentum for women’s sports right now, and Bay FC will feed that fire by becoming the next iconic global sports franchise.
Our founding four set the vision for a player-led team with world-class facilities designed by women for women. Bay FC will be a club that inspires player excellence and is bold and authentic while humbly serving what is greater than the self. We will create a game day experience for our fans that is entertaining, engaging and inspiring. We will be a catalyst for change, proving a women’s sports team can be a top global brand while developing future leaders on and off the pitch.
Aly Wagner is a co-founder of Bay FC and serves as co-chair and alternative governor of the board of directors.
A two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup bronze medalist, 2002 MAC Hermann Trophy winner and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Aly is FOX Sports’ lead match analyst for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2022, she became executive producer for Groundwork with Aly Wagner, the first NWSL shoulder content providing fans with behind-the-scenes coverage of NWSL players.
Aly played at Santa Clara University, winning a national championship in 2001 with Bay FC co-founders Leslie Osborne and Danielle Slaton. She played for the USWNT from 1999 to 2008 and was on the U.S. 2003 and 2007 World Cup squads, as well as the 2004 and 2008 Olympic teams. Aly was selected as the number-one pick at the WUSA Draft in 2003 by the San Diego Spirit. She also played for the Boston Breakers, Olympique Lyonnais and Los Angeles Sol. Aly resides in the Bay Area with her husband and their four children.
Brady Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of the elite football franchise, Bay FC. Stewart oversees all front-office operations for the team and is focused on leading the club to become an iconic, mission-driven global sports franchise.
As CEO, Stewart is building Bay FC into an innovative organization that will elevate the team’s performance on and off the field by creating a culture that empowers and celebrates players before, during and after their careers with the club. Under Stewart’s leadership, Bay FC is on a mission to increase community equity by fostering programs that develop future leaders.
Before joining Bay FC, Stewart most recently served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Forma Brands, where she led global wholesale, retail and e-commerce organizations for the company’s portfolio of beauty brands. Prior to that, Stewart spent 14 years at Levi Strauss & Co., where she led the brand’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) business. Stewart is a graduate of Princeton University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
David Stiepleman is a Co-Founding Partner and Co-President of Sixth Street. David helped lead Sixth Street’s investment in Bay FC, a record-breaking institutional investment in women’s professional sports. He has been a cross-border corporate lawyer, senior executive, and business builder for 25+ years, starting and running businesses and representing clients globally. David serves as a Director of Sixth Street Specialty Lending (NYSE: TSLX) and is a Founding LP and strategic advisor to Concrete Rose, an early-stage investment platform deploying financial and social capital to underrepresented founders of color. He is also a Writing Tutor at Mt. Tamalpais College at San Quentin State Prison and serves on the College’s Advisory Council. David is a graduate of Amherst College and earned his law degree from Columbia Law School.
Rebecca Van Dyck
Jenny Walsh is a Principal of Sixth Street, a leading global investment firm and the majority investor in Bay FC. Jenny co-leads the Sixth Street Consumer Investing team with a focus on strategic capital investing across the consumer sector. In her time at Sixth Street, Jenny has been integrally involved in sourcing, underwriting, and managing the firm’s investments in Bay FC, Legends Hospitality, Milan Laser, Mindbody ClassPass, and the San Antonio Spurs. Prior to joining Sixth Street, Jenny was a member of the investment banking team at Morgan Stanley. Jenny graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Finance and Economics. She is based in San Francisco.
Our investors, led by investment firm Sixth Street, include a diverse group of Bay area women leaders, professional athletes and business executives who share the vision of women’s sports being one of the smartest investments for today and the future. Our investors believe that together with our partners and players, we can promote equity by fundamentally changing the imbalance of support and funding behind women’s sports versus men’s sports. Women’s sports is at a critical inflection point of significant growth, fan engagement and global viewership. We think the future is bright for women’s sports. We are all in.
Sixth Street’s initial investment in Bay FC was the largest investment ever in a global women’s professional sports franchise. We believe that many years from now, we will look back at today as a landmark moment in Bay Area sports history and a turning point for large-scale investments in women’s sports.
Bay FC is a team that defies convention and transcends culture. We are proud to represent the Bay Area with its tapestry of different ethnicities, languages, climates, and ideas. Our team will be a uniting force, building a culture of belonging and shared pride. We will become a beacon of hope and connection, welcoming and embracing all fans. Our stadium will be a home for people of all backgrounds and identities. We will be the bridge that unites the Bay’s diverse communities. Through our actions and our love of the game, we will inspire and improve the lives of others.
While our community is our foundation, our love of football is our reason for being. We have the fire to be the best, and we will show up on the field every day with intensity, competitiveness, passion, and a drive to win.
We are the Bay. We came to play.