Wrexham AFC
Rob McElhenney (left) and Ryan Reynolds (right) celebrate Wrexham's promotion to League Two in April 2023 Jan Kruger/Via WGCU.org/Getty Images

SEATTLE - Wrexham AFC is one of the hottest and most popular teams in soccer at the moment despite playing in England's fourth division this season.

The hype resulting from being owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, as well as their documentary series following their rise, will now lead them to North America, this summer, where they will playing a total of three confirmed games for their pre-season tour.

This is the second time the Welsh team has done their pre-competitive preparations in the Americas following a successful tour in 2023.

Wrexham secured promotion to League One just a few weeks ago, the third tier of the English soccer pyramid, after finishing the season in third place of League Two, completing back-to-back promotions under the leadership of Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

Reynolds and McElhenney officially became co-owners of Wrexham in February of 2021 and, ever since then, they haven't stopped their pursuit on making Wrexham a household name in Great Britain. Following their takeover, a docuseries called "Welcome to Wrexham" debuted in August of 2022 and quickly became a success around the world.

The Red Dragons will play the first two games of their tour in the state of California, opening against AFC Bournemouth on July 20 in Santa Barbara. Four days later, they will travel to Santa Clara for a friendly game against Chelsea at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium.

To close out their North American tour, the club co-owned by Reynolds and McElhenney will travel to Vancouver to face MLS team Vancouver Whitecaps. Tickets for Wrexham's tour will be available for purchase starting on April 25 via the team's official website.

Last year, the Red Dragons played four friendly matches in American soil that included two games against MLS II teams and two games against Premier League powerhouses Chelsea and Manchester United, earning a 3-1 win over the Red Devils in San Diego, California.

Unlike their trip last year, Wrexham's tour this year will also include their women's team. Using their strong ties with sponsor Ally Financial, the women's team will play exhibition matches in the U.S., with further details expected to be released soon.

Just like their men's team, Wrexham's women's side hasn't been shy of success either. Since Reynolds and McElhenney took over, the women's team has secured promotion to Wales' premiere women's division.

The third season of the Emmy-award winning series will debut on Hulu on May 2, and it is expected to cover the team's path towards back-to-back promotions.

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