Americans blow up twitter after U.S. World Cup game
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
6/19/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2018
Say 'No' to Corruption. That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
The 2018 Olympic Games have opened in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The opening ceremonies saw the North and South Korean teams enter the ... continue reading
Super Bowl Sunday. It's as American as apple pie, but in recent years, controversy has erupted over the beloved American pastime and - ... continue reading
The Chicago Cubs have won the 2016 World Series in a 10-inning game, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-3. The win breaks a 108-year losing ... continue reading
The world lost a great human being and legendary sportsman in Arnold Palmer. The golfer passed away on September 25, a day before he was to ... continue reading
On Sept. 2, Dodger Stadium served as the center of a massive Venn diagram of local Catholics and lifelong fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers, ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- 'Living Lent': Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent - Day 37
- Data taken from Facebook is being used to control you HD Video
- Daily Reading for Friday, March 23rd, 2018 HD Video
- St. Lea: Saint of the Day for Thursday, March 22, 2018
- Daily Readings for Thursday, March 22, 2018
- Pope Francis: Communion unites us to Christ
- Secretariat resigns after 'Lettergate' scandal
- Sin HD
- NOT AGAIN Ă˘Â€Â" Ă˘Â€ÂMultiple casualtiesĂ˘Â€Â™ at Maryland school shooting HD
- Daily Reading for Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 HD
- Daily Reading for Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education