Apparently the number one destination for World Cup soccer talk in America is in Iowa.
Patrick Ruffini, the co-founder of Echelon in Washington, D.C., tweeted late last night that World Cup talk in trending the most in Iowa when compared to the rest of the United States.
It’s unknown exactly how this was measured, as it’s likely he could have been seeing where the hashtag was trending in each state. We’ve sent a message to Ruffini for clarification and will update when/if possible.
Here was some notable responses from Iowans on the news.
Iowa hasn’t been involved in nationally recognized sports since the Iowa State men’s basketball team bowed out in the NCAA tournament. There was a brief moment of spark when Iowa native Zach Johnson put in a hole-in-one and went viral with his awesome celebration at the US Open.
Being in the doldrums of summer and how unique the World Cup is, it’s no surprise seeing this trend in the US. Some local bar establishments in Ames were jam-packed all Monday long before and during the US’s matchup against Ghana.
The US was able to win after answering Ghana’s goal with about five minutes left in the match. Ghana scored around the 80 minute mark to tie it up at one. The US opened up the scoring with a goal in the first 30 seconds of the game.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be practicing up non-stop spamming tweets of “USA!USA!USA!USA!USA!” for Sunday.