“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.
July 9, 2013 — Stoke’s Skulduggery Blown Away By Baxter’s Brilliance
July 2, 2013 — Yankee Stadium, Sinatra And The Semi-Pros From Belfast
June 28, 2013 — Happel’s “Monster” Dutchmen Take San Francisco By Storm
June 25, 2013 — Irish Eyes Smiling As Shamrock Rovers Sparkle In L.A.
June 18, 2013 — USA’s Summer Of Violence Spreads To Toronto
June 14, 2013 — The Infamous 1967 Detroit Riot… On The Soccer Field
June 14, 2013 — From Wolverhampton To California
June 13, 2013 — VIDEO: Vernon Stouffer And The Cleveland Stokers