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Matthew McConaughey reveals talk with Ryan Reynolds about Austin FC-Wrexham friendly

The dramatics of MLS's Decision Day weren't reserved for Sunday's encounter between Austin FC and the Colorado Rapids with los Verdes locked in as the West's number two seed and the Mighty Pids still coming to terms with a fall from first to 10th over the course of a year. 

So the broadcast of the match, which finished 1-1 at Q2 Stadium after Sebastián Driussi's 22nd of the campaign was cancelled out by Diego Rubio's 16th, relied on an appearance from Austin FC's Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey to drum up the headlines.

McConaughey appeared in the booth and revealed that earlier in the day, he'd been speaking with Ryan Reynolds about the possibility of a friendly between his Austin FC team and Reynolds' Wrexham (which he co-owns alongside American actor Rob McElhenney) at Q2 Stadium.

Make no mistake, it'd be a huge challenge for the National League's second-place team. Austin FC is a genuine MLS Cup challenger with players like Driussi ($2.3 million) and Alexander Ring ($1.6 million) earning far more than the five-figure deals that most Wrexham players are living on. 

But Wrexham could certainly earn promotion to the English Football League this season, and they've become something of a commercial behemoth off the pitch behind the influence of Reynolds and McElhenney.

While the United States was quick to embrace AFC Richmond and its fictitious characters given the resounding success of Ted Lasso on Apple TV, Americans who've watched Welcome to Wrexham on FX have fallen in love with what amounts to their real life counterparts in football's lower divisions.

It's astonishing to think that a Welsh club could actually be a huge draw in Austin, TX, but that's a testament to what Reynolds and McElhenney have been able to accomplish by leveraging their storytelling expertise with a genuine passion for Wrexham.

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