Mar 26, 2024 - Sports

Wrexham is coming back to North Carolina

Wrexham walk out of the tunnel for a game in North Carolina.

Photo: Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Ryan Reynolds' soccer club is coming back to Cary this summer for The Soccer Tournament.

Why it matters: The minor league Welsh club gained American attention following the docuseries "Welcome to Wrexham," which follows the journey of Reynolds and fellow actor Rob McElhenney as they try to return the club to its former glory.

State of play: TST is a 7-vs.-7 event with a $1 million prize, running June 5-10 at WakeMed Soccer Park. Wrexham will have two teams, one playing in the men's bracket and another in the women's.

Flashback: Wrexham made its U.S. debut in Cary last summer, with a team composed of players, legends and others affiliated with the club, which is what can be expected of this year's TST roster.

  • They also played Chelsea in Chapel Hill in a summer friendly.

What they're saying: "Wrexham's involvement in 2023 helped put TST on the map and resulted in our event selling out," TST founder and CEO Jon Mugar said in a statement.

What's next: Squads for the men's and women's teams will be announced at a later date.

If you go: Tickets start at $35 for TST.

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