Oh, so now America cares about soccer?

If you watched the U.S. men's national soccer team take on Portugal Sunday, you weren't alone.

Almost 25 million people across the country tuned in to watch the Yanks give up a last-minute draw, making it the most-watched soccer game in American history. And it was more viewers than the NBA finals, the World Series and the previous record which was set... well, the week before, when the U.S. took on Ghana.

So if you're asking yourself, why do Americans like soccer all of a sudden? You're not alone there either.

To find out why soccer is sweeping the nation and the chances of the trend being a lasting one, watch this Newsy video.


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