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6/19/2014 (2 years ago)

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America beats Ghana for first time in World Cup

Soccer has never enjoyed the cult-like popularity in the United States that it enjoys in more traditional hot spots like Europe, South America and Africa, but the 2014 Brazil world cup may have changed all that, at least according to activity on twitter following the June 16 matchup against Ghana where America triumphed 2-1.

Dempsey made the first goal of the game, scoring just 32 seconds into the match.

Dempsey made the first goal of the game, scoring just 32 seconds into the match.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

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6/19/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Sports

Keywords: News, Soccer, World Cup

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Twitter has revealed that over 174,000 tweets per minute were sent when Clint Dempsey scored in the first minute.

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They also revealed that more than 4.9 million tweets were sent during the game, which is the highest ever rater World Cup game on ESPN. The opening game between Brazil and Croatia still generated more tweets.

This twitter map shows the tweet spikes during the U.S.-Ghana match.

This twitter map shows the tweet spikes during the U.S.-Ghana match.

Dempsey's twitter account also saw a massive increase in followers, 27 times more than his usual rate.

This win means the U.S. and Germany are now equal at the top of Group G with one win each, while Ghana and Portugal are at the bottom.

Dempsey's goal made him the first U.S. player to score in three different World Cups, and is the fastest American to ever score in the tournament.


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