Kyle Rote Jr. is a former professional soccer forward. Rote was discovered by legendary sports businessman Lamar Hunt, who was searching for an American star to help market the newly established North American Soccer League (NASL). The Dallas Tornado selected Rote in the first round of the 1972 draft.
Rote Jr. played seven seasons in the North American Soccer League (NASL) and earned five caps with the United States men's national soccer team between 1973 and 1975. He led the NASL in scoring in 1973. He later coached the Memphis Americans of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). Rote Jr. also won the NASL rookie of the year award. While in the NASL, Rote won the made-for-television Superstars competition three times in a four-year period in the 1970s.
He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. After his retirement in 1980, Rote became a sports agent. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Athletic Resource Management; Inc. Rote also works as a motivational speaker.