Thursday, December 14, 2006
R.I.P. Lamar Hunt
One of American Soccer's great pioneers passed away yesterday at 74. Hunt was best known for his work in American Football as owner of the Kansas City Chiefs and one of the founders of the Super Bowl. But Hunt was probably the first big American business man to become interested in Soccer. Hunt owned the Dallas Toranados of the NASL and the Kansas City Wiz (later the Wizards) and Columbus Crew of the MLS. He and his sons have poured millions of Dollars into facilities, training centers, stadiums and programs to develop soccer in our country. Hunt developed his love for Soccer by traveling to the 1966 World Cup in England and was hooked for life. He attended every subsequent World Cup until his death. Soccer truly lost a pioneer and an advocate yesterday.