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USA-Mexico World Cup qualifier draws 1.6 overnight rating on ESPN

ESPN drew a 1.6 overnight rating for its broadcast of the U.S.-Mexico match. (Miguel Tovar/Getty Images) ESPN drew a 1.6 overnight rating for its broadcast of the U.S.-Mexico match. (Miguel Tovar/Getty Images)

The United States almost pulled out a win against Mexico on Tuesday in a game that ultimately ended in a 0-0 tie and the U.S. getting only its second point in a World Cup qualifier at Azteca Stadium.

The game was ultimately a win for ESPN, which aired the game. The network drew enough viewers to earn a 1.6 overnight rating, on pace to set an all-time ESPN record for a World Cup Qualifier, according to a tweet Wednesday morning from John Ourand of Sports Business Journal.

The U.S. is now in third place in the North and Central American and Caribbean region after having played three of 10 matches. The team is now one point behind Panama and tied with Costa Rica with four points, although the Ticos have more goals scored.

The U.S. will play at Jamaica on June 7, and then return home for four of its remaining six qualifying games.

https://twitter.com/Ourand_SBJ/status/316917781213900800

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