U.S. soccer fans are considered most 'fanatic' - Tucson News Now

U.S. soccer fans are considered most 'fanatic'

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - It is game day for the U.S. Men's Soccer team, who are trying to move onto the quarterfinals in the World Cup. If they make it this will be only the third time in team history.

Tuesday's game will be another tough match for the U.S. Soccer team, but it is the World Cup and to be the best you have to beat the best. 

Team U.S.A. is taking on Belgium today at 1 p.m. Tucson time.  Belgium is listed as the favorite, but that will not stop fans from cheering for the red, white and blue. 

Fans of the U.S. team and the World Cup are considered by many to be fanatics.  Sling Media's Sling.com did research from June 9 to June 15 on sports fans and found out who was the craziest.

Sports included the NBA finals, NHL Stanley Cup and the U.S. Open, as well as the World Cup.  Based on the same number of hours watching each sport, the World Cup was king.

The World Cup had more than 18 percent of the viewers, while the NBA had nearly five percent and the U.S. Open and the NHL had nearly one percent a piece. 

There is still plenty of time to catch the match, it will be broadcast today at 1 p.m. Tucson time.

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