VIDEO: Lamar Hunt, Dundee Utd And The Dallas Tornado

Written by Ian Thomson

“Summer Of ’67″ author Ian Thomson traveled to Dallas in July 2013 to track down Dundee United’s old haunts when former head coach Jerry Kerr’s roster of Scots and Scandinavians represented Lamar Hunt’s Dallas Tornado franchise in the inaugural United Soccer Association tournament of 1967.

United’s touring players were initially based in a dormitory building on the campus of Southern Methodist University before moving to the rather more comfortable surroundings of a nearby motel. The Tornado played its six home games at the cavernous Cotton Bowl stadium, attracting an average attendance of over 9,000 fans.

“Summer Of ’67: Flower Power, Race Riots, Vietnam and the Greatest Soccer Final Played on American Soil” charts the story of the 1967 USA tournament. Former Dundee United trio Mogens Berg, Jackie Graham and Donald Mackay are among the players from eight clubs that recall the capers, the gimmicks, the celebrity brushes and the games that provided them with the trip of a lifetime.

The book is available to order in Kindle and paperback formats via Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and other regional variations.

 

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