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Encyclopedia > Eddie Pope
Eddie Pope
Image:Pope_US.jpg
Personal information
Full name Eddie Pope
Date of birth December 24, 1973
Place of birth Greensboro, NC,
USA
Height 6'1" (185cm)
Club information
Current club Real Salt Lake
Number 23
Position defender
Professional clubs*
2005-
2003-2004
1996-2002
Real Salt Lake
Red Bull New York
DC United
26 (1)
42 (0)
143 (8)
National team**
1996– United States 80 (8)

* Professional club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 18 May 2006.
** National team caps and goals correct
as of 28 May 2006. Image File history File links Pope_US.jpg Summary Headshot from ussoccer. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Downtown Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina, is a city located in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq. ... Year Founded 2005 League Major League Soccer Stadium Rice-Eccles Stadium Coach John Ellinger, 2005— First Game MetroStars 0–0 Real Salt Lake (Giants Stadium; April 2, 2005) Largest Win Real Salt Lake 3–0 FC Dallas (Rice-Eccles Stadium; July 23, 2005) Real Salt Lake 3–0 LA Galaxy... It has been suggested that Wingback be merged into this article or section. ... Year Founded 2005 League Major League Soccer Stadium Rice-Eccles Stadium Coach John Ellinger, 2005— First Game MetroStars 0–0 Real Salt Lake (Giants Stadium; April 2, 2005) Largest Win Real Salt Lake 3–0 FC Dallas (Rice-Eccles Stadium; July 23, 2005) Real Salt Lake 3–0 LA Galaxy... Year Founded 1995 (as NY/NJ MetroStars) League Major League Soccer Stadium Giants Stadium Coach Mo Johnston, 2005- First Game Los Angeles Galaxy 2 - 1 MetroStars (Rose Bowl; April 13, 1996) Largest Win MetroStars 5 - 0 Los Angeles Galaxy (Giants Stadium; June 15, 2002) Worst Defeat Kansas City Wizards 6... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium RFK Stadium Coach Peter Nowak, 2004- All-Time Leaders* Games Marco Etcheverry, 191 Goals Jaime Moreno, 76 Assists Marco Etcheverry, 101 Points Jaime Moreno, 218 Shutouts Nick Rimando, 18 First Game San Jose Clash 1 - 0 D.C. United (Spartan Stadium; April...

George Edward "Eddie" Pope, December 24, 1973, in Greensboro, North Carolina is a soccer defender, who currently plays for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer and is an important part of the United States national team. December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Downtown Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina, is a city located in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... It has been suggested that Wingback be merged into this article or section. ... Year Founded 2005 League Major League Soccer Stadium Rice-Eccles Stadium Coach John Ellinger, 2005— First Game MetroStars 0–0 Real Salt Lake (Giants Stadium; April 2, 2005) Largest Win Real Salt Lake 3–0 FC Dallas (Rice-Eccles Stadium; July 23, 2005) Real Salt Lake 3–0 LA Galaxy... MLS logo MLS redirects here. ... First international Unofficial: USA 0 - 1 Canada (Newark, NJ, USA; November 28, 1885) Official: Sweden 2 - 3 USA (Stockholm, Sweden; August 20, 1916) Largest win USA 8 - 1 Cayman Islands (Mission Viejo, CA, USA; November 14, 1993) USA 7 - 0 El Salvador (Los Angeles, CA, USA; December 5, 1993) USA...


Pope had a very successful career playing for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1994, he was a first team All-American, and also earned All-ACC and All-South Region honors. He came to MLS in 1996, as the second pick in the MLS College Draft, having been selected by D.C. United. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... The NCAA each year names the 11 best Division I college soccer players to its annual First-Team All-American list. ... MLS logo MLS redirects here. ... The 1996 Major League Soccer College Draft. ... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium RFK Stadium Coach Peter Nowak, 2004— First Game San Jose Clash 1–0 D.C. United (Spartan Stadium; April 6, 1996) Largest Win 6–1, once; 5–0, 4 times Worst Defeat Kansas City Wizards 6–1 D.C. United (Arrowhead Stadium...


His first season in Washington, D.C. was split between the United and the men's Olympic team, which was preparing for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. However, he still played 18 games for the United and won a league title with the team, scoring a golden goal in the MLS Cup against the Los Angeles Galaxy. He also played his first game with the national team, helping the team beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 on November 10th. In 1997, Pope made quite a splash on the MLS scene. He was named MLS Defender of the Year and earned a place in the MLS Best XI, as well as winning a second MLS title. In 1998, Pope helped the United win both the CONCACAF Champions Cup and the CONCACAF Interamerican Cup, the first continental honors earned by an MLS team. He scored the winning goal in the United's victory in the Interamerican Cup. He was also a fixture for the national team, which surprised the world when it defeated Brazil 1-0 and made its way to the finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Pope also played in two games for the US's disappointing campaign at the 1998 World Cup. Nickname the District Motto Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Nickname The Horizon City, Hotlanta, The Big Peach, A-Town, The ATL Location Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Government Country State Counties United States Georgia Fulton County, Georgia DeKalb County, Georgia Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 132. ... The golden goal was a method used in football (soccer) to decide the result of games in elimination matches which end in a draw after the end of ordinary time (90 minutes). ... MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer post-season, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium The Home Depot Center Coach Steve Sampson, 2004— First Game Los Angeles Galaxy 2–1 MetroStars (Rose Bowl; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Dallas Burn 1–8 Los Angeles Galaxy (Cotton Bowl; June 4, 1998) Worst Defeat MetroStars 5–0 Los Angeles... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... In the United States, Major League Soccer (MLS) has handed out a Defender of the Year award since its inception in 1996. ... In the United States, Major League Soccer (MLS) has selected a league Best XI since its inception in 1996. ... The CONCACAF Champions Cup is the annual international football competition held in the CONCACAF region which comprises North America and the Caribbean. ... The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the main national soccer competition of the CONCACAF nations. ... The 1998 Football World Cup was held in France, by the FIFA decision in July 1992 beating the Morocco bid to host the event. ...


Pope's 1999 season was beset by injuries, and his playing time was limited, which continued to pester him into 2000, although he would play 19 and 21 games, respectively, in those seasons, and he earned his third and fourth consecutive trips to the MLS All-Star Game. Pope was named the MLS Humanitarian of the Year in 2000. Injuries continued to dog Pope in 2001, but he again played in the All-Star Game and also played an important role in the national team's World Cup qualification. In 2002, he started all five of the US's matches in the World Cup, and played a big part in the surprising success of the United States in that tournament. His MLS season was again troubled with injuries, and he only appeared in 17 matches. The MLS All-Star Game has been held each season that Major League Soccer has existed. ... The MLS Humanitarian of the Year Award is given to a Major League Soccer player who exemplifies both skill on the soccer pitch and service within the community. ... (Redirected from 2002 Football World Cup) The 2002 Football World Cup was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ...


On December 23, 2002, Pope was traded to the MetroStars, along with Jaime Moreno and Richie Williams, in return for Mike Petke, a first-round draft pick, and an allocation. Pope continued his quality play with the MetroStars, captaining the team to an excellent defensive record. He was named to the MLS Best XI for the third time for his efforts. Pope continues to play the role of defensive stalwart for both the MetroStars and the national team. In 2004, he had a down year with the Metros, but was still voted to the MLS Best XI for a second consecutive season. After the year, Pope was traded to expansion Salt Lake for an allocation. In ten years in MLS, he scored nine goals and ten assists, plus added that MLS Cup goal and an assist in the playoffs. In 2005, he was named to the MLS All-Time Best XI. December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The MetroStars were a soccer club based in New Jersey that participated in Major League Soccer between 1996 and 2005. ... Jaime Moreno (born January 19, 1974 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia) is a soccer forward, the first Bolivian to play in the English Premiership. ... Richie Williams (born June 3, 1970 in New York City) is an American soccer defensive midfielder, known for his diminutive height (55) and his dogged tackling. ... Mike Petke (born January 30, 1976 in Bohemia, New York) is an American soccer defender, who currently plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer. ... In Major League Soccer, an allocation represents an amount of money teams can use to sign players and/or allocate to their salaries to get under the salary cap. ... In 2005, Major League Soccer named its All-Time Best XI: // Goalkeeper Tony Meola: MetroStars (1996-98, 2005), Kansas City (1999-2004) Defenders Jeff Agoos: DC United (1996-2000), San Jose (2001-04), MetroStars (2005) Marcelo Balboa: Colorado (1996-2001), MetroStars (2002) Eddie Pope: DC United (1996-2002), MetroStars (2003...


As of December 2005, Pope has earned 73 caps and scored six international goals. He has won many honors and been an important part of some of the most successful teams in the MLS. Even though injuries have set him back, he has become one of the best defenders the US has ever produced.


See also

This is a list of current Major League Soccer players (as of April 1, 2006). ...

External links

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United States United States Squad - 2006 FIFA World Cup United States

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Eddie Pope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (674 words)
Pope's 1999 season was beset by injuries, and his playing time was limited, which continued to pester him into 2000, although he would play 19 and 21 games, respectively, in those seasons, and he earned his third and fourth consecutive trips to the MLS All-Star Game.
Pope was named the MLS Humanitarian of the Year in 2000.
On December 23, 2002, Pope was traded to the MetroStars, along with Jaime Moreno and Richie Williams, in return for Mike Petke, a first-round draft pick, and an allocation.
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