Former FC Dallas player and team broadcaster Bobby Rhine died Monday of a heart attack.He was 35. The team announced Rhine’s death Tuesday. Rhine was vacationing with his family in Florida. He is survived by his wife Beven and two children.
The eventual face of the franchise was a second-team All-American at the University of Connecticut. He was drafted sixth overall by the Dallas Burn in 1999 and would score 23 goals in 212 appearances before retiring in 2008 to become a commentator for team broadcasts.
Clark Hunt, chairman of the club’s ownership group, said the organization would miss Rhine’s passion and positive spirit. Rhine tweeted last week that he was looking forward to “some beach time” during his first weekend without a telecast since April.