[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The Portland-Seattle thriller averaged 277,000 viewers on NBCSN, pushing the season average for MLS on NBCSN to 223,000 through Week 5, up 94 percent from last year's average for five games.
The Seattle-Sporting KC game (330,000 viewers) on opening day and Portland-Seattle match have both drawn more fans than any MLS game did on NBCSN in 2013.
There is no MLS game on NBCSN this weekend and just three more until MLS's World Cup break.
MLS on NBCSN: First Five Games (2014)
330,000 Seattle-Sporting KC (March 8)
171,000 Seattle-Toronto FC (March 15)
180,000 Real Salt Lake-LA Galaxy (March 22)
157,000 D.C. United-Chicago (March 29)
277,000 Portland-Seattle (April 5)
MLS on NBCSN: First Five Games (2013)
107,000 Houston-D.C. United (March 2)
79,000 Chicago-New England (March 9)
82,000Sporting KC-Chicago (March 16)
209,000 Seattle-Portland (March 23)
97,000 D.C. United-Columbus (March 30)