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The Social World Cup

world cup social media accountsThe world’s largest sporting event is set to kick off this week and I could not be more excited. The 2014 FIFA World Cup proves to be the most “social” event ever as billions of people around the globe get ready to cheer on their country’s efforts to bring home the World Cup Trophy. In fact, half of everyone in the world at some point will watch this World Cup.

This year’s United States soccer team has been in the news for all the wrong reasons heading into the global event. First, star player Landon Donovan was left off the roster and then earlier this week, coach Jürgen Klinsmann said that the U.S. team had no hope to win this World Cup. Not to mention the civil unrest that is taking place in Brazil over the rising costs and worker safety. However, all this bad news won’t stop America’s growing fan base of rabid soccer fans from cheering on the Red, White and Blue.

The World Cup will draw the attention of media cameras from all over the world, but you might find it’s more fun to see the World Cup through the eyes of the players via their social media accounts. Remember all of the great behind-the-scenes images and stories from the U.S. Winter Olympics Delegation?

Below is a list of the 23-man roster and links to their available Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Vine, Wikipedia, Google+ and official websites.

The Shots on Social: 

  • All players except one (Michael Bradley) have Twitter accounts 
  • Only four players have a presnce on Vine (Omar GonzalezDeAndre YedlinGraham Zusi & JozyAltidore)
  • Of the four players with traditional websites, only Kyle Beckerman has a blog
  • Jozy Altidore is the only player with a YouTube channel or Google+account 
  • And, Altidore is the only player to have a social presence on all of the social networks reviewed


U.S. RosterTwitterInstagramFacebookWikipediaOfficial Website

Brad Guzan

@bguzan

bguzan

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Tim Howard

@TimHowardGK

timhow1

Tim Howard

Tim Howard

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Nick Rimando

@Nick Rimando

Nick Rimando

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DaMarcus Beasley

@DaMarcusBeasley

trickybeas

DaMarcus Beasley

DaMarcus Beasley

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Matt Besler

@mbesler

mattbesler

Matt Besler

Matt Besler

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John Brooks

@j_brooks25

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Anthony Brooks 

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Geoff Cameron

@GeoffCameron

geoffcameron

Cameron Official Fan Page

Geoff Cameron

Geoff Cameron Soccer

Timmy Chandler

@tchandler2

-

Timothy Chandler

Timothy Chandler

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Omar Gonzalez

@Omar4Gonzalez

ogonzal1

Official Omar Gonzalez

Omar Gonzalez 

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Fabian Johnson

@FabianJohnson23

-

JohnsonFabian

Fabian Johnson

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DeAndre Yedlin

@yedlinny

yedlinny

DeAndre Yedlin

DeAndre Yedlin

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Kyle Beckerman

@KyleBeckerman  

kylebeckerman

Official Kyle Beckerman

Kyle Beckerman

Official Kyle Beckerman

Alejandro Bedoya

@AleBedoya17

alebedoya

Official Alejandro Bedoya

Alejandro Bedoya

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Michael Bradley---

Michael Bradley 

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Brad Davis

@Brad_Davis11

-

Brad Davis Official

Brad Davis

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Mix Diskerud

@MixDeskerud

mixdiskerud

Official Mikkel Diskerud

Mikkel Diskerud 

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Julian Green--

Julian Green

Julian Green

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Jermaine Jones

@jermainejunior

jermainejunior

Jermaine Jun Jones

Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones (German)

Graham Zusi

@gzusi

gzusi

Official Graham Zusi

Graham Zusi

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Jozy Altidore

@JozyAltidore

Jozyaltidore

Official Jozy Altidore

Jozy Altidore

Jozy Altidore.com

Clint Dempsey

@clint_dempsey

clint_dempsey

Clint Dempsey23

Clint Dempsey
Aron Johannsson

@aronjo20

Aron Johannsson

Aron Johannsson

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Chris Wondolowski

@ChrisWondo

Chris Wondolowski Official 

Chris Wondolowski

 

*Social media accounts were found using a Google Search for the player's name and the associated social network or online property.

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