Atlanta United FC are already the Twitter champion

The 2017 Major League Soccer season began last week. Two new franchises have joined the league: Atlanta United and Minnesota United. On this occasion we analysed the Twitter channels of the 22 football clubs.

“According to our Twitter ranking list, Atlanta United is already Champion and Minnesota United is at table end. Over the past 8 months, Atlanta United has added 278,000 new twitter followers. This is a growth of approximately 378%” – Troy Lüchinger

Ranking list Number of followers

The table below shows the results of our analysis.

Franchise Twitter Account Follower
1 Atlanta United @ATLUTD 378’000
2 Seattle Sounders FC @SoundersFC 372’000
3 LA Galaxy @LAGalaxy 360’000
4 Orlando City SC @OrlandoCitySC 344’000
5 New York City FC @NYCFC 318’000
6 Houston Dynamo @HoustonDynamo 308’000
7 Vancouver Whitecaps FC @WhitecapsFC 294’000
8 Toronto FC @torontofc 284’000
9 Sporting KC @SportingKC 278’000
10 Montreal Impact @impactmontreal 272’000
11 Portland Timbers @TimbersFC 262’000
12 San Jose Earthquakes @SJEarthquakes 182’000
13 New York Red Bulls @NewYorkRedBulls 181’000
14 Columbus Crew SC @ColumbusCrewSC 135’000
15 FC Dallas @FCDallas 126’000
16 Real Salt Lake @RealSaltLake 120’000
17 D.C. United @dcunited 115’000
18 Chicago Fire @ChicagoFire 113’000
19 Philadelphia Union @PhilaUnion 106’000
20 New England Revolution @NERevolution 86’800
21 Colorado Rapids @ColoradoRapids 81’300
22 Minnesota United @MNUFC 50’900

We are impressed about Atlanta United‘s Twitter activities. The MLS rookie (only 1 game played) have already the most followers on Twitter. In comparison, Minnesota United, the other MLS newcomer have the least Twitter followers.

The next clubs in the ranking are more obvious. The current champion Seattle Sounders FC have the second most twitter followers and the twitter account of the most successful MLS club, LA Galaxy follows on third place.

We have also analysed the numbers of tweets, likes and following.