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U.S.-Portugal Match Could Generate Big TV Rating

A possible record amount of fans are expected to watch USA's match against Portugal.



    U.S.-Portugal Match Could Generate Big TV Rating
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    The United States players line up on the field before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.

    With interest up in the World Cup, the United States match against Portugal on Sunday is poised to take a run at viewership records for men's soccer in the United States.

    The U.S. team is going for its second straight win and the early evening starting time on the weekend should make it convenient for many to watch.

    The 19.7 million people who saw the U.S. men's team get knocked out by Ghana four years ago is the biggest audience for a game involving the U.S. men's team. The best for any men's game was the 2010 championship between Spain and the Netherlands, seen by 24.7 million.

    ESPN executive Scott Guglielmino said that "Sunday has a chance to be a very, very special day for us."