English fan brings Rapids to Barcelona vs Chelsea match

Tommy Newbold, 23, is a primary school teacher that lives in Kenilworth, a small town just outside of Coventry, which is north of London. Given his location, he is a Coventry City fan.

But Tom is also a Colorado Rapids fan and uses the twitter handle @MLS_Rapids_UK to communicated and interact with fellow burgundy-loving fans.

An active twitter user, on Tuesday Tom tweeted that his brother, a Chelsea season ticket holders, had gotten two tickets to the 2nd leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal between Chelsea and Barcelona. They flew to Spain in the morning and were at the Nou Camp to watch Chelsea eliminate the powerful Spanish side 3-2 on aggregate and advance to the Champions League final.

And, amidst the home Barcelona fans and traveling Chelsea supporters, Tom brought out the Colorado Rapids burgundy jersey!


Tom has written a couple of articles on the Rapids for an MLS fan site across the pond called http://ukmajorleaguesoccer.com/.

Last month, he gave ColoradoRapidsFan.com a little more insight on how he became a Rapids fan, and the lengths he goes through to stay up on the team while in England. Give Tom a follow on twitter, and CLICK HERE FOR HIS STORY, IN HIS WORDS: