As we prepare for another U.S.-Mexico match, just wondering where you were in 2002 when the historic World Cup game was played.
I was in Kobe, Japan. It was quite a few hours before the start of Brazil-Belgium, which I was slated to cover. I didn't have enough funds to get over to South Korea and already had agreed to cover the knockout games in Japan. So I watched it on TV like millions of others. However, it was the afternoon for me and not the middle of the night so I didn't have the trouble of staying awake.
I remember the big story among the journalists who watched the game (mostly Europeans) was the cards handed out by Victor Melo, whom I quickly learned was nicknamed Melo Yellow. There were quite a few cards handed out that day.
Anyway, if you wanted to take a stroll down that lane feel free to share your thoughts.