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Wrexham and Manchester United To Tour The USA This Summer

Wrexham USA Tour 2023

It is highly unusual that the fact that a team outside the top leagues in Europe is going to to tour the USA this summer would be of interest to soccer fans.

But Wrexham is not any club. The success of the Hulu show “Welcome to Wrexham” has brought the Welsh non-league team into the consciousness of the American fan,. It is not a coincidence that Wrexham’s giant-killing exploits in the FA Cup this season have bene shown on ESPN.

This is all part of the strategy of Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney who has said that he wanted the club to become ‘America’s team.’

“One of my intentions is to make Wrexham ‘America’s team.’ I don’t know why we couldn’t do that,” stated the actor and co-owner of the club.

“I know that there’s a massive support for a lot of Premier League clubs here in the U.S., but a lot of people have second teams anyway. Why not make Wrexham America’s team?”

McElhenney was been quoted late last year as saying that:

“We’re going to do a tour around some of the MLS teams, so that’ll be fun.”

MLS destinations for Wrexham have not disclosed, but rumors have it that one stop will be in Texas to Austin FC. With the strong Philadelphia connection between Wrexham and Philadelphia it would be surprising to see them not play the Philadelphia Union.

Also expected to tour the US this year, after a five-year hiatus, is Manchester United. More details when that becomes available. According to reports Erik ten Hag’s side will visit Las Vegas this summer for the first time in their history to play a friendly against a Premier League club at Allegiant Stadium, home of the Raiders and which hosted El Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona last summer.

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