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Reese Witherspoon becomes co-owner of MLS team Nashville


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Major League Soccer team Nashville announced via a statement on Tuesday that actress Reese Witherspoon has become co-owner of the team.

Principal owner John Ingram says Witherspoon along with her husband, investor and agent Jim Toth, as well as Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry agreed to join the ownership group just five days before the Nashville Soccer Club opened. at GEODIS Park.

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“The team, management and players have worked so hard to build this amazing organization and community. So I am delighted to announce that my husband, Jim Toth, and I have invested in the club and are now part of the group. of ownership moving forward,” Witherspoon said in the statement. “On behalf of Jim and our children, we are thrilled to be part of the NSC family! »

Winner Reese Witherspoon attends The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women in Entertainment on December 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
(Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)

Witherspoon joins a growing list of celebrities who are also co-owners of MLS teams, including Dwayne Wade, Matthew McConaughey and Will Ferrell.

Henry is also now the fourth player in NFL history to own an MLS team, according to the statement.

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“As a kid growing up in Florida, I imagined owning a professional sport and the opportunity to do so with a Major League Soccer club is truly a dream come true,” Henry said in the statement. hurry.

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Nashville SC started playing at Nissan Stadium in 2020 and went through their first eight games. The team is set to open its season against Philadelphia on May 1.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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