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September 6, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Schmid reacts to the death of FCD broadcaster Bobby Rhine

The MLS community has been stunned today upon hearing FC Dallas broadcaster Bobby Rhine has died at the age of 35, reportedly of an apparent heart attack. A University of Connecticut product, Rhine played 10 years in Dallas before moving up into the booth and was well-liked around the league.

Matt Gaschk got reaction from several Sounders today at training for SoundersFC.com.

Here’s what coach Sigi Schmid had to say:

“It’s an extremely sad thing to hear. I remember Bobby when he was playing at the University of Connecticut and obviously in his career in the pros with Dallas and as he went into commentating. For anybody to lose their life at such a young age is sad. With an athlete you always think, ‘Well an athlete’s healthy and fit,’ and you don’t expect something like that to happen. Certainly our prayers and thoughts go out to Bobby’s family and the entire Dallas organization because he was always a class act.”

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