Once a Dallas Tornado, Kyle Rote Jr. Is Now, Officially, a Soccer Hall of Famer

As you may recall, back in April we spoke at length with former Dallas Tornado Kyle Rote Jr. -- who, that very week, had been told he was going to be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. The actual ceremony, though, took place this week -- Tuesday, to be specific, three days after Emmitt Smith went into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with significantly more fanfare.

On the other side is the entirety of Rote's speech, in which he talks about his days as a Tornado playing for Lamar Hunt and alongside the likes of  Bobby Moffat, Mike Renshaw, Kenny Cooper, Dick Hall -- the so-called "missionaries of soccer," as Rote calls them. And, yes, as several have pointed out, including the Friend of Unfair Park who sent us the video, in that red jacket, Rote does indeed look a bit like one Bob Keeshan.

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