It’s not the nation’s most popular sport (yet), but soccer has made its way past our national pastime in the ratings. The U.S. Men’s National Team landed more viewers in its second game of the World Cup—a 2-2 draw against Portugal that kept the U.S. in contention—than the the final championship games or matches of every other pro sport except football.
According to an analysis at The Wrap, USA-Portugal played to 18.2 million live plus same day total viewers on ESPN, topping the World Series Game 6, which landed 18 million flat. Game 5 of the NBA Finals (the last game) took in 18 million as well, with Game 5 of the Stanley Cup, pulling in 6 million.
Team USA’s match against Belgium on Tuesday was predicted to top the Portugal game’s ratings, but it finished second in viewership. The U.S. team lost 2-1 in overtime and was eliminated.