LAFC part-owner Will Ferrell has been an MLS mentor of sorts for his Hollywood friend Matthew McConaughey, who will soon experience the thrill of watching an MLS team he owns a share of when Austin FC play their first MLS match in 2021.
Talked to Will Ferrell about his connection w/ @McConaughey as @MLS owners. He welcomes a @LAFC rivalry w/ @AustinFC and has his own nickname for the team. 🌵⚽️ @SpecNewsATX #DownhillMovie pic.twitter.com/yTPfTzVchM— Victor Diaz (@VictorOchoDiaz) February 14, 2020
It turns out the two men have talked a bit of MLS during their time together, Ferrell told Victor Diaz of Spectrum News, a central Texas news channel. And it turns out, Ferrell even has an idea for a nickname for the team in the Texas state capital.
"I think Austin is going to be a fantastic market for a brand new soccer team," Ferrell said. "And I can't wait to be there when LAFC plays the Austin Cactuses."
Ferrell is a member of one of the largest ownership groups in MLS with LAFC, who also count Mia Hamm, Magic Johnson and Nomar Garciaparra among their stakeholders.
McConaughey was among the Austin-based partners to formally join the team's ownership group last August.