Thursday, December 14, 2006

Lamar Hunt has died

Lamar Hunt, one of the major reasons there is professional soccer in America, lost his battle with prostate cancer last night.

Hunt was an owner in the NASL league and was a founding member of Major League Soccer. As if that was not enough to prove he was a huge fan of the sport, in 1999 he built Columbus Crew Stadium with money from his own pocket.

I cannot say I agree with everything Hunt wanted to do with the league (he is the reason there are 8 playoff spots), but any little disagreements I can think of pale in comparison to the respect and admiration I feel towards him.

His dedication to the sport is a major reason our national teams are no longer jokes.

Thank you Mr. Hunt.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This really caps off a sad year for US Soccer :(

6:06 PM  
Blogger Mike H said...

You said it.

10:29 AM  

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