A heart divided: Fans of both MLS, English Premier League teams walk fine line of support

What's it like to support both an MLS and EPL club?


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Scan three rows up into the midfield stands at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park during Wednesday night’s AT&T MLS All-Star Game, and you just might spot Ryan Brashier.

He’ll be easy enough to pick out – just look for a burgundy and white Colorado Rapids scarf draped over a Tottenham Hotspur jersey.

Doing it big in Denver: Scenes from Tuesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game festivities

Doing it big in Denver: Scenes from Tuesday's ASG festivities

Colorado took off on AT&T MLS All-Star Game eve, with Tottenham holding an open training session at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in the morning, a very special match kicking off in the afternoon and the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game and an MLS-hosted party providing plenty of fireworks after dark.

Scenes from Tuesday are below: 

Chipotle Homegrown Game: FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez "fantastic" against countrymen

FCD GK Gonzalez "fantastic" in Homegrown Game vs. América

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – FC Dallas have signed more Homegrown players than any other MLS club, so it should come as no surprise that it was one of their own who shined in Tuesday’s 2015 Chipotle Homegrown Game.

Chipotle Homegrown Game: Landon Donovan all smiles after coaching debut, but future is undecided

Donovan all smiles after "really fun" coaching debut

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Landon Donovan’s coaching didn’t end perfectly, result-wise, but he had no reason to be unhappy.

Sure, his roster of MLS Homegrown players fell on penalty kicks in the second annual Chipotle MLS Homegrown game after a back-and-forth 1-1 draw on Tuesday night, but all in all, the experience was a positive one.

Chipotle MLS Homegrowns fall on penalty kicks to Club América in Landon Donovan coaching debut

MLS Homegrowns fall on PKs to Club América in Donovan coaching debut

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Maybe Landon Donovan has a future at this coaching thing.

Playing against the Under-20 side of Mexican giants Club América in Tuesday night’s second annual Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game, Donovan led a team of MLS academy products assembled one day prior to a 1-1 regulation tie. But the MLSers couldn’t finish the job in the ensuing penalty-kick shootout, losing 5-4 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

All-Star: After initial snub, Ethan Finlay "humbled" to be added along with Columbus Crew SC teammates

Finlay "humbled" he and Crew SC teammates added to All-Star roster

DENVER – Left out of the initial Fan XI and Commissioner’s Picks, Columbus Crew SC now finds themselves well represented in the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game.

East vs West, winner hosts MLS Cup? Clint Dempsey talks changes to AT&T MLS All-Star Game format

East vs. West, winner hosts Cup? Mastroeni has an idea for All-Star Game

Could MLS follow the example set by Major League Baseball and make the All-Star Game mean something come the end of the season?

All-Star: Who is Steve Nash rooting for? Vancouver Whitecaps owner and Tottenham fan takes sides

All-Star: Who is Steve Nash rooting for? 'Caps owner, Spurs fan takes sides

When Tottenham Hotspur take to the field to face the MLS All-Star team at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday (9 pm ET; FOX Sports 1, UniMás in the US; TSN, RDS in Canada), one Major League Soccer club owner in particular will be an avid viewer.

Former NBA star Steve Nash is a lifelong Tottenham fan. He's also been a part owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps since July 2008 in their pre-MLS days.

All-Star: Tottenham Hotspur look forward to facing motivated All-Star team, playing high-altitude game

All-Star Game is "no friendly" for Tottenham ahead of EPL season

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – After last year’s feisty encounter, there was little doubt left as to the competitive nature of the AT&T MLS All-Star Game.

All-Star: As Major League Soccer's recognition grows in Europe, Tottenham players consider eventual move

Tottenham players see MLS growth, already considering eventual move

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – It may be a ways down the road for some, but at least a couple of Tottenham Hotspur players have Major league Soccer on their minds as they make their long-term career plans.

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