“Like a Three-Team Tournament” – Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham Was Urged to Play Against MLS’ LAFC and Ted Lasso’s Team by Will Ferrell Back in 2021

Published 03/14/2023, 10:30 AM EDT

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It has been a couple of years since Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney acquired the Welsh Club Wrexham AFC. They have come a long way since then. Learned a lot about how to manage a team and how to motivate the players to bring out the best in the team. There had been multiple times at this point when one or the other owners have come out to say how much they have learned about the game and its history after owning the club.

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When the star duo acquired the club, it was struggling and just the 2nd season in; the club is sitting at the top of the league and is eying the automatic promotion at the end of this season. The Welsh club showed an unbelievable run in the FA cup and surprised many fans of the game. The club is now getting more and more fans because of amazing marketing by its owners and amazing performance by the players. However, the seed of this popularity was planted a couple of years back.

Will Ferrell’s ‘three-team tournament’ idea

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Back in November 2021 when Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney had recently acquired the Welsh club, got an amazing suggestion from comedian Will Ferrell. He suggested a three-team tournament between Wrexham, LAFC and Ted Lasso’s team.

Casting during a 2021 LAFC match Ferrell said, “I think Ted [Lesso]’s team, Ryan [Reynolds]’s team, and LA FC should all try to play each other in some way – like a three-team tournament.” The statement came after his coasters discussed the hot news of the time, i.e., Ryan and Rob acquiring Welsh club Wrexham.

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This little funny jab would go on to be the foundation of the connection these two very different teams have. Just last month, Will Ferrell attended Wrexham’s match and got hilariously trolled by the Deadpool actor.

Rob McElhenney talked about Wrexham star

It is not big news for soccer fans that it is a very physically intensive game. It requires a lot of training and skills and soccer has seen many brutal injuries occurring on the ground. This revelation is very new to Rob McElhenney as it appears from his recent tweet.

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Yesterday Wrexham played against Southend United and won the game 1-0. However, in the game, Jordan Tunnicliffe appeared to be wearing a bandage on the forehead. He got injured during the match and for his dedication got words of affirmation from one of his owners. Rob McElhenney took it to Twitter to discuss the heroics Tunnicliffe showed on the pitch.

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He wrote, “Before I understood football, I thought it was a “soft” sport. I was wrong. THIS is a football player.“. The dedication of the players to their team and the sport is definitely an eye-opener for the owners. On the other hand, Ryan Reynolds is making his own moves and is ready to duplicate his magic in NHL. Will he be able to achieve the same success in NHL? Drop your views in the comments below.

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Rishabh Chaudhary

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Rishabh is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports, coming with a year of experience in digital marketing and 19 years of being a sports fan. Like most people in India, he started by watching cricket and then all sports. He writes poetry and songs in his free time and plays FPS games like Valorant and CSGO.
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