This is a pretty cool way to think about which players will be the most popular across the United States of America during the 2018 World Cup.
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A map has been released by soccer kit supplied Soccer.com on the eve of the tournament and, with no USMNT this time around, the focus is on the players who are heading to Russia.
With that in mind, which jerseys have soccer fans in the USA been snapping up?
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Below is a look at the most popular players by each U.S. state according to Soccer.com’s sales with Lionel Messi, Hirving Lozano, Neymar, Mesut Ozil, Andres Iniesta, Paul Pogba and Mohamed Salah dominating, plus a sprinkling of Antoine Griezmann and Javier Hernandez. Only Kansas and Ohio went with Ronaldo, which is surprising.
Other key takeaways: Harry Kane is big in Alaska and Nebraska and it’s a case of “Aloha, Sergio Ramos…”