The Dallas Tornado Soccer Club was the first professional soccer team in Texas. It was founded by two wealthy sports fanatics in 1967, coached by a Yugoslavian immigrant, and employed only one American player. Team members were recruited and trained at the beginning of a whirlwind tour, which took them through 20 different countries over 7 months and consisted of 45 matches against some of the best and worst soccer teams in the world. The young men on the team, aged 18-22, truly experienced the variety of life during this journey, with many lessons being conveyed by their lone chaperone, mentor and coach, Mr. Bob Kap.
Materials in the exhibit come from the Bob Kap Collection.
The exhibit can be viewed in the Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room, Willis 137, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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