Soccer America on Twitter:
Soccer America (@SoccerAmerica)
Paul Kennedy (@pkedit)
Ridge Mahoney (@ridgemax)
The heart the battle is for that conversation fans have during games about their favorite teams and players.
The Associated Press reported that nearly 40 percent of Facebook's 1.28 billion users are soccer fans. Facebook has added "Trending World Cup" as its World Cup hub for fans to post and check up on World Cup news.
Gem from Nielsen twitter TV weekend ratings: #USAvNGA had more tweets (118K) than two highest-tweeted MLB games combined (91K).— Paul Kennedy (@pkedit) June 10, 2014
Twitter is using ''hashflags" -- users who tweet three-letter country codes such as #USA, or #BRA for Brazil, will have the country's flag appear in their tweet -- to quantify it ''World Cup of tweets.''
U.S. Journalists on Twitter:
Kevin Baxter-Los Angeles Times (@kbaxter11)
Sam Borden-New York Times (@SamBorden)
Jeff Carlisle-ESPN FC (@JeffreyCarlisle)
Nick Firchau-MLSSoccer.com (@nickfirchau)
Ives Galarcep-Soccer by Ives (@SoccerByIves)
Steven Goff-Washington Post (@SoccerInsider)
Michelle Kaufman-Miami Herald (@kaufsports)
Leander Schaerlaeckens-Fox Sports (@LeanderOnFOX)
Brian Straus-Sports Illustrated (@BrianStraus)
Grant Wahl-Sports Illustrated (@GrantWahl)
Kelly Whiteside-USA Today (@KellyWhiteside)
Andrew Wiebe-MLSSoccer.com (@andrew_wiebe)
Mark Zeigler-San Diego Union Tribune (@sdutzeigler)
The newest frontier is Instagram, where FIFA launched its own page on Monday and already has more than 37,000 followers. Thirteen national teams -- including Iran -- have pages on Instagram.
Instagram Team Pages: