Wrexham USA summer tour 2023: Matches vs Manchester United, Chelsea, LA Galaxy II
Wrexham USA summer tour 2023: Matches vs Manchester United, Chelsea, LA Galaxy II
Wrexham USA summer tour 2023, with games vs Man United & Chelsea

The success of Wrexham AFC in the fifth tier of English football has been followed closely by fans around the world, and now, supporters in the USA will get to watch the squad in person as they take on some of the game's most iconic teams.

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who purchased the club in 2020, have steered the side back to the fourth tier of English football after winning promotion in 2023 by topping the fifth-tier National League.

But prior to embarking on their 2023/24 season in League Two (4th division), the club will travel across the United States for a preseason tour that sees them play three games in July across three different cities.

"We've enjoyed meeting supporters who have travelled over from America to visit us this season, and it will be a fantastic occasion to play against American opposition in front of more of these new fans," manager Phil Parkinson said in a statement released upon announcement of the summer tour.

It will be a return trip to the USA for the Wrexham side after they were rewarded with an all-expenses paid celebration trip to Las Vegas. 

Date Time (ET) Opponent Venue Location
Thu, June 1-
Sun, June 4
TBD The Soccer Tournament
(up to 7 matches)
WakeMed Sports Park Cary, NC
Wed, July 19 7:30 p.m. Chelsea Kenan Stadium Chapel Hill, NC
Sat, July 22 10:30 p.m. LA Galaxy II Dignity Health Sports Park Carson, CA
Tue, July 25 10:30 p.m. Manchester United Snapdragon Stadium San Diego, CA

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Wrexham vs Man United in San Diego

Wrexham will wrap up their summer tour with possibly the most high-profile match in the club's history, matched up against Manchester United in San Diego, Calif. on July 25.

The game from Snapdragon Stadium will see Wrexham take on a Premier League power, with Man United likely to qualify for the Champions League in 2023/24.

50% Dragon. 50% Devil. 100% Red. Wrexham play @ManUtd in San Diego, July 25th!

🔴⚪️ #WxmAFC pic.twitter.com/w7zUjB3d3K

— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) March 27, 2023

Wrexham vs Chelsea in Chapel Hill

Wrexham's first major stop of their summer tour will be a high-profile matchup against Premier League blue blood Chelsea on the campus of the University of North Carolina on July 19.

The game will be held at UNC's football venue Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, which holds 51,000 fans.

Tickets for the match sold out an incredible four days after going on sale. A portion of every ticket that was sold will be donated to the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic at UNC Children’s Hospital. The donation, with the sell-out crowd, is expected to exceed $150,000.

Who's joining us in North Carolina in July when we take on Chelsea at the Kenan Memorial Stadium?

There's only limited tickets remaining - don't miss out!

🔴⚪ #WxmAFC

— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) April 28, 2023

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Wrexham vs LA Galaxy II in Los Angeles

Before hopping over to San Diego to match up with the Red Devils, Wrexham will meet the LA Galaxy academy team in Carson, Calif. on July 22.

The MLS NEXT Pro side is led by head coach Marcelo Sarvas, who played for the Galaxy from 2012-2014, making 88 appearances during that time. The Brazilian also played for the Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, and one of Costa Rica's biggest clubs Alajuelense.

The game will be held at the Galaxy's main stadium Dignity Health Sports Park, which seats 27,000 fans.

Wrexham to play LA Galaxy II during US TOUR!

🔴⚪ #WxmAFC

— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) May 1, 2023

Wrexham at The Soccer Tournament in Cary

Prior to the squad's summer tour, Wrexham will send a team to participate in inaugural The Soccer Tournament in Cary, NC which takes place June 1-4.

The tournament is a 7-on-7 event, with other unique rules. The winning squad will earn a $1 million cash prize.

While current squad players are unlikely to play in that tournament, it was confirmed that Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will take part, along with former Wrexham players and other club icons.

Date Time (ET) Opponent Venue Location
Thu, June 1 1:30 p.m. Como 1907
(The Soccer Tournament)
WakeMed Sports Park Cary, NC
Thu, June 1 8 p.m. U.S. women's team
(The Soccer Tournament)
WakeMed Sports Park Cary, NC
Fri, June 2 12 p.m. Say Word FC
(The Soccer Tournament)
WakeMed Sports Park Cary, NC
Sat, June 3 TBD Quarterfinals & Semifinals
(The Soccer Tournament)
WakeMed Sports Park Cary, NC
Sun, June 4 TBD $1 million Final
(The Soccer Tournament)
WakeMed Sports Park Cary, NC

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