MEET EDGAR

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Edgar Diaz
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Edgar Diaz

Edgar now lives in Richmond, Virginia but is originally from El Salvador. Edgar follows both European football and the MLS avidly. His allegiances lie with DC United, and through this support he is able to showcase the growing fan bases in the US. To learn more about the mixture of cultures that can be found on the US terraces, follow Edgar now.

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Edgar now lives in Richmond, Virginia but is originally from El Salvador. Edgar follows both European football and the MLS avidly. His allegiances lie with DC United, and through this support he is able to showcase the growing fan bases in the US. To gain a further understanding of the mixture of cultures that can be found on the US terraces, follow Edgar.

I’m 21 years old,  I was born in El Salvador but have spent most of my life in the U.S. My favorite team since birth is F.C Barcelona but since then I have come to love my local MLS team DC United, and Newcastle United. My favorite thing about Copa90 is that they show how football is far more than just a game, but this sport can go as far as being an influential figure in local politics to being as personal as being the most important part of some people’s everyday life.

What is your favourite Copa90 video and why?

My favourite Copa90 video is by far “St. Pauli Punks Fight for the Football Club”. It’s my favourite for many reasons but specifically because it promotes a football community that many football fans around the world have no idea exists. This video also speaks to me because of how involved the supporters are to more than just football. I believe that football and its fans have the power to change the views of many and promote important things such as no racism, no sexism, no homophobia, and overall equality.

What is the best football game you have seen and why?

My favorite football game is the 2009 Champions league semi-final match between Chelsea and Barcelona. I’ve been a Barcelona fan since I was born, I remember this game and specifically Iniesta’s goal like it was yesterday. I was 14 at the time and it was the first game that made me breakout in tears of joy.

What is your favourite football snack?

When it comes to snacks that’s a bit tricky, food tends to be quiet expensive and low quality in stadiums. But my go to snack in games is usually a hot slice of pizza.

Who is your footballing idol?

My footballing idol is no other than Carles Puyol. I’m a defender myself and used to pay attention to everything El Capi did during games and tried to involve it in my style of play. He was a “no nonsense” type of player that took the game very seriously and also demanded respect as well as gave it to others.

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