It didn't take long for Tommy Brown (Chamo, to friends) to figure out his passion in life lay in sport, and particularly football. A Canadian-American who moved just outside of West London before he was even a year old, his first match was to watch the first of many Chelsea trophies in his lifetime, the 1990 Zenith Cup Final. Despite moving back stateside before he began his first year of school, Brown has always kept the Blue flag flying high.
While keeping up to date with his beloved Chelsea now meant waking up at 4:00 AM and sauntering over to a British Pub to watch Pay-Per-View matches with his father, Brown's love for the game never faltered. Present at the first MLS game ever, where Eric Wynalda gave Brown's local San Jose Clash (now the Earthquakes) a deserved victory and a promising look at would become a budding opportunity for American soccer.
Brown left the Bay Area in 2006 to pursue a degree in Computer Science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While in college Brown played for the club team for four years, twice going to Nationals, culminating in a devastating penalty-kick loss to the University of Missouri in the quarterfinals in his last year with the team. He returned to the Bay Area in 2012, hoping to find work in the notorious Silicon Valley.
Brown has been a season ticket holder of the San Jose Earthquakes for the past three seasons, enough to watch their meteoric rise from the depths of some of the worst football he has ever seen, to Supporter's Shield winners. He has also attended matches at four of the five last World Cup's, 1994 in the US, 1998 in France, 2006 in Germany, and most recently 2010 in South Africa. Naturally, he plans to visit Brazil in 2014.
A student of the beautiful game.....watching a match is not strictly about the result, rather learning the movements, the tactics, and the nuances of the game he loves. He attempts, often times in vain, to implement the things he learns in his own matches, and has high aspirations to get into coaching.