Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey joins Austin FC ownership group
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Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey was confirmed as a member of Austin FC's expanded ownership group Friday.

The Texan franchise is set to compete in Major League Soccer starting in 2021 and has enlisted the expertise of investors with close ties to Austin to prepare for its inaugural campaign.

"It is my privilege to welcome my new partners to Austin FC," said Anthony Precourt, the majority partner and CEO of the club and its holding company Two Oak Ventures, in Friday's press release.

"This group knows and loves the city of Austin and the beautiful game. I can’t think of anyone better to help us realize our ambitions as a soccer club for this entire community."

The other partners welcomed into Austin FC's ownership group are energy entrepreneur Bryan Sheffield, and technology giants Eddie Margain and Marius Haas, who are prominent figures at PIXIU Investments and Dell, respectively.

"Austin FC is more than a quality investment for Austin, it's a quality investment in Austin," McConaughey said. "The most diverse and borderless game in the world is now coming to one of the most multicultural, creative, and diverse cities in the world. Austin FC is a healthy investment in our city's culture and future."

Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey joins Austin FC ownership group
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