Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney Share Announcement Video for Wrexham AFC’s U.S. Debut


Wrexham AFC, the soccer team purchased by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in 2020, is set to make its United States debut this summer. The new million-dollar, winner-take-all 7-on-7 soccer tournament is set to take place in Cary, North Carolina June 01-04.

While a final roster has yet to be decided, Wrexham plans to include club legends, including players featured in the Hulu documentary series — Welcome to Wrexham. Should the club win the million-dollar prize, the plan is to donate half to continue to give back to the Welsh community.

The Soccer Tournament was announced in October and will feature 32 teams in a format similar to the World Cup. Three group matches will take place before a 16-team single-elimination stage, and will also include additional high-profile teams — US Women, a team of former U.S. Women national team players organized by Heather O’Reilly; and Conrad & Beasley United, which is being organized by former men’s World Cup veterans Jimmy Conrad and DaMarcus Beasley.

Reynolds and McElhenney created a special video for their fans to celebrate the announcement, which can be viewed below.

Stay tuned with Nerds & Beyond for updates.

Hannah’s a lifelong nerd, but has been with the team since May 2021. Her life is easily classified by two abbreviations - BBG3 and ABG3 (before Baldur’s Gate 3 and after Baldur’s Gate 3). Especially nerdy about: video games, folklore, Star Wars, D&D, Spider-Man, and horror (all of it). Based in Denver, CO.

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