MLS’ Philadelphia Union to take on Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney owned Wrexham

Wrexham AFC, which is owned by actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, will head to the United States for a preseason friendly against Major League Soccer side Philadelphia Union in July, the club announced on Friday.

The club, which finished eighth in the 23-team National League, has been outside the English Football League (EFL) since relegation to the fifth tier in 2008.

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McElhenney and Reynolds, however, promised to turn the club into a “global force,” which included a £2 million cash injection upon completion of their takeover in November.

Wrexham will meet the Union as the showpiece fixture of a five-day training camp on July 29.

The club will debut their new away strip at the game.

Besides the training camp and match, McElhenney also will host a community event with the Union that will involve several charities from the city.

A statement from Wrexham added that it is likely both actors will be at the game together to watch the team for the first time.