Originally Posted by RedTeamGo!
Sorry to nitpick, but there are only 2 cities in the US that have over 3 million people.
New York and LA.
There are only 4 over 2 million.
New York, LA, Chicago and Houston.
Carry on with OT.
The working standard when talking about a city's population is the Metropolitan Statistical Area (city plus suburbs). There are 32 of those in the U.S. with 2+ million, 16 with a population larger than Uruguay.
Though it should be noted that Uruguay is almost singularly focused on soccer. It doesn't turn out major athletes in any other sport. Being nestled between two of the sport's superpowers (Argentina and Brazil) also helps. That's a big reason why Uruguay manages to be freakishly good at this sport.