ESPN scores with U.S.-Germany

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It turns out that plenty of soccer fans were willing to get up extra early
June 21 to watch ESPN's coverage of the U.S.-Germany World Cup quarterfinal

ESPN nabbed a 4.4 rating for the game, which started at 7:30 a.m. Friday. It
was the network's highest-rated soccer game and the most-watched, with nearly 4
million households tuning in.

A 1994 match between the United States and Columbia, which drew a 4.3 rating,
previously claimed the title of highest-rated soccer game.