The The Mexican Futbol selection pulled off a long-suffering 2-1 away win against Jamaica on Thursday and remained in the positions that give direct passes to Qatar World Cup in the qualifying round of Concacaf.
Mexico returned to winning ways after losing their previous two qualifying games against the United States and Canada, and was momentarily in second place in the octagonal.
In the match played at the National Stadium in Kingston, Mexico came close to scoring in the 17th minute with a powerful shot from Alexis Vega that the goalkeeper deflected Andre Blake.
Jamaica he was left with a man less at 45 minutes due to the expulsion of Damion Lowe, who saw the red card after committing a strong foul on Andrés Guardado and Salvadoran referee Ismael Cornejo reviewed the play in the video arbitration system (VAR).
Despite the man less, Jamaica took the lead after 50 minutes through Daniel Johnson, who defined with a powerful left-footed shot inside the area after a weak defensive rebound from a corner kick.
Mexico continued to dominate the game and generated scoring options that they did not materialize until the 81st minute when Henry Martin defined in the small area after Blake deflected a shot from Vega, who three minutes later scored the winning goal by volleying a cross sent by Carlos Rodríguez inside the area.
While, U.S won 1-0 to The Savior with a goal from Antonee Robinson, who scored with a powerful left foot inside the area after a series of rebounds in the 52nd minute.
To world Cup the first three places in the final octagonal qualify, while the fourth will have to play an intercontinental playoff against the winner of the Oceania tie.
Until now, U.S leads the tie with 18 points, one more than Mexico. Canada is in third place with 16 units, followed by Panama with 14, Costa Rica with 9, Jamaica with 7, El Salvador with 6 and Honduras with 3.