A Hollywood star at the head of an MLS club

Paul Rouget, Media365: published on Wednesday April 27, 2022 at 10:38 am

Oscar-winning American actress Reese Witherspoon is now one of the owners of the MLS franchise in Nashville, which is about to inaugurate the largest stadium dedicated to « soccer » in North America.

Hollywood stars are piqued at the game of “soccer”. After Ryan Reynolds, who bought the modest Welsh club Wrexham, or Matthew McConaughey, minority shareholder of Austin FC, actress Reese Witherspoon invests in Nashville SC. It was the Tennessee club, semi-finalist in the play-offs of the Eastern Conference last season, which announced it Tuesday in a press release, where we learn that Jim Toth, the husband of the one who had won the Oscar Best Actress in 2005 for her portrayal of Johnny Cash’s wife in the film « Walk the Line », and Derrick Henry, player of the NFL franchise of the Tennessee Titans, are now also part of the owners of the Nashville Soccer Club.

« As a native of Tennessee, it’s exciting to see the growth and development of our state, explains Reese Witherspoon. And one of the things that excites my family the most is the Nashville football club! The opportunity to go there as a family to see a world class team has been a truly amazing experience.The team, management and players have worked so hard to build this club and develop this community. I am therefore delighted to announce that my husband, Jim Toth, and I have invested in the club and are now part of the owners group.. On behalf of Jim and our children, we are delighted to be part of the NSC family! » A club created in 2017 and which will finally inaugurate its new stadium, Geodis Park, on Sunday during a match against Philadelphia. And this 30,000-seat enclosure will quite simply be the largest devoted solely to “soccer” in the United States and Canada.

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