Starting next week, Bay Staters will be tuned in for the next month to see if history is repeated.
The ninth edition of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup begins July 20.
So, where in the United States is interest highest for watching the world’s best players on an international stage?
BetMassachusetts.com – your source for Massachusetts sports betting - utilized Google Trends to look at the highest search volume of the term “FIFA Women’s World Cup” in the U.S. over a 90-day span (April 13 to July 10). After gathering data on July 10, 2023, we determined the Top 10 states with the most interest in the upcoming event based on interest vs. other topics.
States Most Interested in World Cup
Here is what we found out:
Massachusetts Comes in at No. 4
The Bay State made it into the top five, finishing at No. 4 with 38 points. That bodes well for Massachusetts betting apps when the games go live.
Oregon (42), Colorado (40) and Maryland (39) were the only states ahead of Massachusetts,
Neighbors Connecticut, New Jersey and Vermont all finished in a three-way tie for seventh with 34 points apiece.
The United States is seeking its third consecutive (2015, 2019) and fifth overall FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy. In 50 World Cup matches all-time, the U.S. has a record of 40-4-6.
It is that history that has the USA listed as a +250 favorite at BetRivers Massachusetts. England (+350) and Spain (+600) are closest on the odds board.
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U.S. Players Close to Home
Two players from the New England region will display their talents on a worldwide stage, including one in-state hometown hero.
Midfielder Kristie Mewis, of Hanson, Mass. (50 minutes south of Boston), is the lone Bay Stater on the United States Women's National Team. She has made 51 appearances, scored seven goals and dished out four assists.
Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, of Stratford, Conn. (150 miles away from Boston), has made 90 appearances and played in two World Cups.
The first three games for the United States are: Vietnam (July 21, 9 p.m. ET at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand); Netherlands (July 26, 9 p.m. at Sky Park, Wellington, New Zealand) and Portugal (Aug 1, 3 a.m., Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand).
All games will be shown on FOX.
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The World Cup concludes on Sunday, Aug. 20.