NEW YORK — Wrexham will conclude their United States tour in co-owner Rob McElhenney's hometown of Philadelphia, with a match against Major League Soccer (MLS) affiliate team Philadelphia Union II on July 28.
.@Wrexham_AFC is coming to Philadelphia!You won't want to miss when our friends from across the pond take on @PhilaUnionII at Subaru Park!
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) June 12, 2023
The star of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," along with his Marvel super-hero co-owner Ryan Reynolds, helped to raise the profile of the Welsh club through their docu-series "Welcome to Wrexham," earning the team legions of U.S. fans.
"We're looking forward to our tour to America in the summer," manager Phil Parkinson said in a statement.
"The club has had a small taste of the support we have over there, and it will be great to take our first-team players over to see that support first-hand."
Wrexham USA summer tour dates, opponents and locations
- July 19: Wrexham vs. Chelsea: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- July 22: Wrexham vs. LA Galaxy II: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
- July 25: Wrexham vs. Manchester United: Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, California
- July 28: Wrexham vs. Philadelphia Union II: Subaru Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
The lovable underdogs secured a fairytale return to the English Football League in April after a 15-year absence and the Philadelphia match is part of a victory lap planned across the pond.
(Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York)