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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are set to play for Wrexham

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are set to play for Wrexham

The Hollywood stars could play for their own club

Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob Mcllhenney are set to play for their own club in the United State of America during a $1 million tournament.

Back in 2021, Hollywood actor Reynolds and fellow TV star Mcllhenney took over the Welsh club, and since then, their popularity has grown massively.

Now, the club have been accepted into The Soccer Tournament, which is a new seven-a-side competition that will contain 32 teams.

The tournament will take place in Cary, Northern California in June, with Wrexham being the ninth team to enter the event.

Aside from Wrexham, former Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur star Clint Dempsey has entered his own team. Whilst a number of former US Women internationals led by Heather O’Reilly will also be in.

Hashtag United, a British football and esports club have also signed up for the event.

And for Wrexham, Reynolds and Mcllhenney have been included in the squad list submitted to the competition.

Joining the TV duo will be player-coach David Jones, plus three former players in the shapes of Paul Rutherford, Shaun Pearson and Mark Carrington.

In a statement, club advisor Shaun Harvey said: “We look forward to debuting in the US with a legends team and the ambition of winning the tournament.

“Should we be successful, $500,000 of the prize money will be used to enhance the club's work in the local community. Wrexham AFC is more than just a first team. It represents the people of North Wales and this tournament will allow us to incorporate former players of the club like we have never been able to do before.”


Joe Mugar, the tournament’s founder and CEO said: “Wrexham AFC is an incredible story showcasing the experience that can unfold when fans, players and owners are equally committed to the Club and the community. We are proud to welcome the entire Wrexham AFC family to the US and TST to watch the Club compete in our electrifying format.”

At the moment, the attention for Wrexham will be continuing their charge for promotion as they look to get back into League Two.

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Topics: Wrexham, Football