Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in Wrexham squad for $1m, 7-a-side US tournament
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have been included in Wrexham’s preliminary squad checklist for the $1million (£825,000) seven-a-side tournament the membership will compete in over the summer season.
Hollywood stars Reynolds and McElhenney co-own Wrexham and have been in cost of the Nationwide League membership since November 2020.
Wrexham’s participation in the tournament — named TST — was introduced earlier this month and will mark the primary time Wrexham have travelled to the US.
The competitors will happen in Cary, North Carolina, from Could 31 to June 4 however the first six members of Wrexham’s squad have already got been launched by the tournament organisers, with Reynolds and McElhenney included.
Keep calm, it’s actually taking place 😎
WREXHAM LEGENDS ARE COMING TO AMERICA and right here is the preliminary squad!
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— TST (@TST7v7) February 22, 2023
David Jones, the previous Premier League midfielder who’s now a player-coach at Wrexham, has additionally been named, alongside ex-players Paul Rutherford, Shaun Pearson and Mark Carrington.
Wrexham, who’re in the center of their promotion marketing campaign in the fifth tier of English soccer, have starred in the ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ docuseries on Disney+ (UK) and Hulu (US), which has seen the membership entice international consideration.
Within the tournament, Wrexham will play alongside 31 different groups, which incorporates representatives from Hashtag United, the UK esports crew, former USMNT worldwide Clint Dempsey’s Crew Dempsey, and US Girls, a gaggle of former USWNT gamers organised by Heather O’Reilly.
The 7v7 tournament is an offshoot of the favored TBT (The Basketball Tournament) sequence, which takes place each summer season in the US with a $1m prize for the winners.
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