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Seattle Sounders fans are stars of Copa 90 documentary

There have been a lot of mini-documentaries (and one feature-length one) made about the Seattle Sounders and their fans. We can immediately put Copa 90's very near the top, and not just because I'm in it.

What's really cool about this documentary is how fan-focused it is. Gorilla FC and ECS, predictably, play the biggest roles but the producers went out of their way to look into the diversity of our fans. That we have a Latino subgroup of ECS, an antifa supporters group, female capos and a history that stretches back to 1974 are all highlighted.

There's not necessarily a lot here that passionate Sounders fan will find surprising or even new, but it also avoids the cliches and half-truths that so often dominate these kind of out-of-town perspectives. The Copa 90 crew were entirely respectful and really wanted to tell as accurate a story as possible. This is definitely worth the 15 minutes or so it takes to watch.

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