Last night the U.S. men’s national soccer team defeated Belize 6-1 in the opening match of the Gold Cup, a tournament held every two years to determine the regional champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Belize, making its Gold Cup debut and having never qualified for the World Cup, was an underdog in every sense of the word, but to put into perspective how lopsided this matchup truly was, we turn to Twitter. Below is a snapshot of Landon Donovan’s Twitter profile:
And this is the population of the entire country of Belize:
In other words, Landon Donovan has almost 2.5x as many Twitter followers as Belize has people (890,834 vs. 356,600). Sometimes international sports are not fair.
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