US-Mexico tie draws big TV audience for soccer

The scoreless tie between the United States and Mexico more than

doubled the previous high viewership for a World Cup qualifier on

an ESPN network.

The game Tuesday night was watched by 2.385 million people on

ESPN. The company said Wednesday that the previous high was 1.191

million viewers for a 2009 U.S.-Mexico match on ESPN2.

The Americans earned only their second point in a World Cup

qualifier at Azteca Stadium. The tie moved the U.S. (1-1-1) into

third place in World Cup qualifying for the North and Central

American and Caribbean region after three of 10 matches.