Did Today Remind You of the 1997 Final Hex Day?
.Final Day of WC HEX Qualifying...Jamaica had a 3 point lead over El Salvador,
Jamaica hosting Mexico, and El Salvador at USA.
The Jamaican Embassy in Washington , with a more or less direct line to Rene Simoes' cell phone in Kingston, was monitoring the USA vs. El Salvador game.
USA was grimly hanging on to a 3-2 lead in the second half after jumping out to a 3-0 lead . Jamaica was locked in a 0-0 battle with Mexico. USA scored in the 85th minute to clinch the game at 4-2. I just happened to see that goal on ABC, then switched to the Jamaica game on Univision. Ten seconds later, the Jamaican bench was celebrating. In Spanish, the Andres Cantor announced the USA goal and Jamaica was five minutes from going to the World Cup.