WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Well, if there was any question as to the popularity of soccer in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. has spoken, registering as ESPN’s highest-rated television market during the USA-Ghana World Cup match Monday evening.

D.C. delivered an 11.8 rating, according to ESPN, beating out New York City (10.2), Boston (10.0) and Columbus (8.9) and Baltimore (8.7).

Norfolk, Va. registered a 7.8 rating.

D.C. has led all television markets for matches on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC through the first 14 matches with a 5.0 overall rating, trailed by San Francisco (4.4), New York (4.1), Boston (3.8), Orlando (3.7) and Los Angeles (3.7), according to the report.

That all sounds like a lot of people.

Fortunately, most likely came away happy, as the U.S. nabbed a 2-1 victory after scoring in the 86th minute.

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