Major League Soccer

Reese Witherspoon & Derrick Henry join Nashville SC ownership group

Lizzy Becherano
Nashville SC extends ownership group to include Reese Witherspoon, Derrick Henry, and Jim Toth.
Nashville SC extends ownership group to include Reese Witherspoon, Derrick Henry, and Jim Toth. / Justin Casterline/GettyImages

Nashville SC’s ownership is growing. 

Actress Reese Witherspoon, Technology investor Jim Toth and Tennessee Titans running-back Derrick Henry have joined the Major League Soccer side as minority owners.

“We meant it when we said we were doing this in Nashville, with Nashville and for Nashville,” principal owner John Ingram said in a press release. “Having Derrick, Reese and Jim join our group signals our commitment to being a club that is going to do things at the highest level and with the best Nashville has to offer.”

Derrick Henry became the fourth NFL in history to own a Major League Soccer team, joining quarterback Patrick Mahomes (Sporting Kansas City), running-back Mark Ingram (D.C. United) and quarterback Russell Wilson (Seattle Sounders). 

“As a kid growing up in Florida, I imagined being a professional sports owner and the opportunity to do that with a Major League Soccer club is truly a dream come true,” said Henry. 

“My investment in Nashville SC is way more than financial, it’s truly an investment in the city of Nashville. The chance to be part of a club like Nashville SC, especially after seeing what they are accomplishing in the community, was an opportunity I did not want to miss.”

Reese Witherspoon echoed Henry's excitement, praising the team and their development since debuting in the American league as an expansion side in 2020. 

“The team, the management and the players have worked so hard to build this amazing organization and community,” Witherspoon said. 

“So, I’m thrilled to announce that my husband, Jim Toth, and I have made an investment in the club and are now a part of the ownership group moving forward. On behalf of Jim and our children, we are thrilled to be a part of the NSC family!”

The news comes just as Nashville SC prepares to unveil their new stadium GEODIS Park on May 1, the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States and Canada.

Nashville SC currently sits in eighth on the Eastern Conference table after kicking off the 2022 season with three wins, two draws and three defeats.