Twitter Talk: The passing of FC Dallas great Bobby Rhine

The rapid spread of the news regarding the passing of FC Dallas play-by-play man Bobby Rhine this morning highlighted the immediacy of Twitter and its ability to connect people around the world to a common topic. It also highlighted a love and appreciation for the FCD legend.

See what former teammates, colleagues and fans had to say about the loss of one of Major League Soccer’s great ambassadors in today’s Twitter Talk. For more on the passing of Bobby Rhine, visit FCDallas.com.

@ZachLoyd
My heart and prayers go out to @BobbyRhine family and friends. A great man and friend you will be missed dearly.
9/6/11 2:09 PM

@RyanTCochrane
Thoughts and prayers out to the Rhine family. A fantastic guy and great competitor will be missed!
9/6/11 2:09 PM

@MAEAgency
I didn't know Bobby Rhine well, but when I was just starting in biz & calling everyone & their mom, Bobby always returned my call -class act
9/6/11 1:00 PM

@DaxMcCarty11
Literally in shock. Great player, great mentor, but more importantly, an even better friend. Bobby, you will be missed more than u know. #RIP
9/6/11 1:03 PM

@KylejMccarthy
Awful, awful news about the passing of Bobby Rhine. Gutsy player, top class guy. It's just sickening to lose him so early.
9/6/11 1:03 PM

@MConnolly10
Just got to the TV truck and heard the horrible news. Bobby was really one of the best people in our soccer world. So sad about this.
9/6/11 1:00 PM

@KyleMartino
Lost my breath with the news of Bobby Rhine's death at 35. An amazing person in so many ways. Thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.
9/6/11 12:56 PM

@LukeWileman
Shocked to hear about the death of @BobbyRhine. Was always great to talk with Bobby about soccer. A big loss for @FCDallas and @MLS
9/6/11 1:10 PM

@MLS_Analyst
Personal note: I had the privilege of going to UConn with Bobby. He was one of the guys who "got it." Enthusiasm, honesty, love of the game.
9/6/11 1:09 PM

@PetkeMike
I am literally floored and numb at the news of Bobby Rhine’s passing. He was a phenomenal person with a wonderful soul.
9/6/11 1:07 PM

@LandonDonovan
I'm sick to my stomach. He was a great player and even better person RT @GrantWahl: Bobby Rhine has died at 35 of an apparent heart attack.
9/6/11 12:48 PM

@SteveDavis90
Bobby Rhine was one of the truly great guys in the business, as pleasant as they come to be around. Thoughts for wife Bevin and the family
9/6/11 12:45 PM

@TaylorTwellman
How does someone go on tv when @BobbyRhine passes away. Watched him as STL native in high school and in @MLS he was a guy you wanted your team
9/6/11 12:43 PM

@JerseyJBradley
The sad news of Bobby Rhine's passing makes everything else today trivial. Rest in Peace, always loved watching you compete.
9/6/11 12:34 PM

@SoccerByIves
Rest In Peace to Bobby Rhine. One of the nicest, most genuine people I've ever met in LIFE, not just soccer. Keep his family in your prayers
9/6/11 1:28 PM

@MLSonTV
When an x player enters the booth u know rt away whether they have "it" or not. Well, Bobby Rhine had "it" Both as an analyst & PxP man
9/6/11 1:23 PM

@HernandezSoccer
RIP Bobby Rhine.My heart n prayers go out 2 his fam.1st class man-epitome of what FCD leader is about. Hope 2 earn half the respect he earned!
9/6/11 1:21 PM

@HappyKappy7
I only met @BobbyRhine once but he greeted me like we were great friends, something you rarely see from professional broadcasters #class
9/6/11 1:19 PM

@Alecko11
RIP Bobby Rhine. Shocked by this news. Always one of the toughest competitors on the field the many times I played against him. Sad day.
9/6/11 1:17 PM

@EricAvila12
"Congrats kid. Pleased for you. Grab this opp and run w/ it" -Bobby Rhine... Great teammate, friend and mentor. You Will be missed #rip
9/6/11 1:31 PM

@DarioSalaTx
Bobby Rhine never played a game in which he didn't give 110 percent. I will miss him. My family keeps Bevan, Jake and Miller in our prayers.
9/6/11 1:40 PM

@Freakyfast8
R.I.P Bobby Rhine. You will always be in our hearts..
9/6/11 1:47 PM

@JOYPAULIAN
Lost for words on the Loss of Bobby Rhine. My thoughts are with his family. Can't believe it. Forever in our Thoughts.
9/6/11 1:50 PM

@DanteWashington
Absolute grief over my teammate and good friend. Thoughts and prayers to the Rhine family. #BobbyRhine #19
9/6/11 1:58 PM