Eddie Pope

D.C. United

The Popie Award, for D.C. United's best defender

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Who was D.C. United's best defender this season?

Like last year, D.C. United relied on their defense to win games. And, just like last year, Popie Award, given to D.C. United's best defender of the year, is stacked. Named after Eddie Pope, of D.C. United and US men's national team fame, it has been previously given out to Bobby Boswell, Bill Hamid,Brandon McDonald, Dejan Jakovic, Julius James, and Bryan Namoff.

The Popie Award, for D.C. United's best defender

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In a season with vastly improved defending, who was the best of the year?

Unlike last year, the field for the Popie Award, given to D.C. United's best defender of the year, is stacked. Named after Eddie Pope, of D.C. United and US men's national team fame, it has been previously given out to Bill Hamid, Brandon McDonald, Dejan Jakovic, Julius James, and Bryan Namoff.

Kevin Payne Leaves D.C. United With A Strong Legacy, And Lots Of Questions

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The D.C. United Hall of Tradition is becoming a bit crowded. The names of the players that hang on the wall behind the north goal at RFK Stadium can be pretty easily separated into two tiers. Players like Richie Williams and Jeff Agoos certainly hold their places in United history and we may even have one or two fewer stars on our jerseys right now without them.

MLS Notes: Barrett on trial in Norway, Olsen gets D.C. United honor and more

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There's good reason for why Los Angeles Galaxy striker Chad Barrett did not accompany the club for its current trip to the Pacific Northwest.

Barrett is on trial with Norwegian club Valerenga this week, a club reportedly looking to fill a hole at striker, and he will miss Wednesday's match against the Vancouver Whitecaps and Saturday's battle with rival Chivas USA as he tries to make his case for a move to Europe.

VIDEO - The Entire MLS Cup '96? Yes, Please!

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John Harkes, lifting the first MLS "Cup"Seventeen years ago seems like a long time. In soccer history, though, it is just a drop in the bucket. For Major League Soccer seventeen years means everything.

In 1996 our domestic league was in its infancy. A Washington D.C. club with a European-sounding "United" slapped on the end faced off against the "Galaxy" (an American sports team name if you've ever heard one) of Los Angeles on a soggy football field in Boston, Massachusetts.

Williams to be inducted into D.C. United Hall of Tradition

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Richie Williams is set to join some exclusive company at RFK Stadium.

The former D.C. United player will be inducted into the club's Hall of Tradition at halftime of the team's match against the Portland Timbers on Aug. 27. Williams joins John Harkes, Marco Etcheverry, Jeff Agoos, Raul Diaz Arce and Eddie Pope as players to earn the honor.

Fabian Johnson

Union bits ahead of NYRB, local USOC play begins Saturday, Copa America Centenario news, more

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Rowan says Union will have sporting director "very, very shortly." Local 2016 US Open Cup qualifiers on Saturday. ESPN says 2016 Copa America will take place in US. More news.

Greg Lalas’ 23 spots for Brazil

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We asked a few of our friends to take their best guess as what Jurgen Klinsmann's final roster will look like heading into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Below are the picks from Greg Lalas the Editor in Chief for MLSsoccer.com

GOALKEEPERS (3)
Tim Howard Duh!

Greg Lalas’ 23 for Brazil

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We asked a few of our friends to take their best guess as what Jurgen Klinsmann's final roster will look like heading into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Below are the picks from Greg Lalas the Editor in Chief for MLSsoccer.com

GOALKEEPERS (3)
Tim Howard Duh!

Landon Donovan

Notes from Curtin presser, new WC ratings records, FIFA bigwigs want US 2026 WC bid, more

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Curtin on Carlos Valdes, injury update, and more from weekly press conference. New World Cup ratings records. FIFA bigwigs want US 2026 WC bid. More news.

2012 MLS All Stars First XI Announced

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I am a little late on posting this but that is due to a Lazy Sunday.

Anyways, just a quick post to tell you who was named to the First XI of the 2012 MLS All Stars.

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen was the winner of the AT&T Text Voting, receiving 27% of all text votes submitted between June 8 and July 2.

Sporting KC trio leads MLS All-Star First XI picks

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Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen, defender Aurelien Collin and midfielder Graham Zusi headlined the list of players chosen as part of Major League Soccer's All-Star First XI.

The selections, made by a combination of voting by fans on three different platforms: via the league website, text voting and Twitter.

All-Stars to be announced Sunday

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The 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game First XI All-Stars will be announced Sunday live on ESPN during the broadcast of the Chicago Fire vs. LA Galaxy game (1 p.m.).

LA Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan has the opportunity to be named an MLS All-Star for the 12th consecutive season, which would make him the outright leader, ahead of Eddie Pope, for most All-Star selections all-time.

Trivia Time on Twitter

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We asked a Trivia question on twitter (@ussoccer) earlier today, seeing if you knew how many members of the delegation have played for the USA against Guatemala?

The answer: 13.

Most of the delegate members played in the 2008 Home and Away matches with Guatemala in the semifinal round of the Last World Cup cycle.

Is the U.S. MNT's 5-1 win against Scotland the team's biggest UEFA victory?

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As the U.S. Men's National Team posted a 5-1 win against Scotland over the weekend – including a Landon Donovan hat trick – we wondered if that could have been the biggest U.S. win against a UEFA team?

Turns out, it was close. The Scotland game matched the most goals scored against a UEFA team, but the largest margin of victory came on Jan.

U.S.-Italy Series in Depth

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Four-time World Cup champion Italy has had the upper hand against the U.S. Men's National Team since the two sides first met in 1934. The U.S. faces Italy at 8:45 p.m. local time (2:45 p.m. ET) on Wednesday in Genoa, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Galavision:

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Undisputed

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Sorry this took so long. This week had a lot of unexpected turns, and, as always, I could really use some help here. Still, let's begin.

Winning the Cup last week did a number of things for the Galaxy, including topping off a magnificent season and giving David Beckham serious reason to consider staying.

Instant Reliance

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What lineup will Jurgen Klinsmann use tonight in his USMNT debut against Mexico?
We'll all have to wait and see of course, and another thing we'll have to wait and see about is what players Klinsmann will rely heavily on during his time as US coach.
Might those players be on the field tonight against Mexico?

Instant Reliance

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What lineup will Jurgen Klinsmann use tonight in his USMNT debut against Mexico?
We'll all have to wait and see of course, and another thing we'll have to wait and see about is what players Klinsmann will rely heavily on during his time as US coach.
Might those players be on the field tonight against Mexico?

MLS All-Star First XI Named

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Unsurprisingly no one from the New England Revolution was named to the MLS All-Star First XI announced today. Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Galaxy and Eastern Conference-leading New York Red Bulls combined for seven of the players voted onto the All-Star First XI by the fans. The All-Stars will face off against Manchester United on Wednesday, July 27th at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

No Rapids in All-Star XI

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Major League Soccer announced it's All-Star First XI on Sunday, and no Colorado Rapids made the cut.

A 12th All-Star, the winner of the AT&T Text Voting, was revealed on Sunday on MLSsoccer.com.

On July 27, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., the MLS All-Stars will face the defending English Premier League champions Manchester United in the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game (live on ESPN2, Galavision, and TSN at 6:30 p.

USA 0 – Spain 4

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On a tough afternoon for US soccer supporters, the United States lost 4-0 to Spain in front of over 64,000 fans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The United States started a mix of veterans and squad players against an equally experimental Spain. Without Landon Donovan (illness) or Carlos Bocanegra (rested), US coach Bob Bradley opted to leave regulars Michael Bradley, Steve Cherundolo, and Clint Dempsey on the bench.

Earnie Stewart

The US and the 1998 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with the 1998 World Cup, hosted by France.

Five Inducted Into Soccer Hall of Fame

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The National Soccer Hall of Fame inducted Cobi Jones, Eddie Pope, Earnie Stewart, Bruce Murray and Bob Gansler in a ceremony held at Showcase Live in Foxboro on Saturday. Jones, Pope and Stewart were inducted in the player category, while Murray was inducted on the Veteran's ballot and Gansler was inducted as a builder.

Cobi Jones Interview: Exclusive Chat With MLS Legend

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Cobi Jones is considered a legend of US Soccer and MLS. Having played in Europe, South America and for his beloved LA Galaxy, Jones truly is a great of the US game. The 4th of June sees him inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside former team mate Eddie Pope, as well as Earnie Stewart, Bruce Murray and former U.

Gansler's Hall induction set for June 4

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Legendary Milwaukee coach Bob Gansler will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in a ceremony June 4 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., U.S. Soccer announced today.

The induction ceremony for the Class of 2011 – Gansler, Cobi Jones, Eddie Pope, Earnie Stewart and Bruce Murray – will precede the U.

Hall Induction Scheduled For June 4th

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The National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2011 will be inducted prior to the USA – Spain game on June 4th at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, the US Soccer Federation announced on Wednesday. Cobi Jones, Eddie Pope, and Earnie Stewart were elected in the Players category, with Bruce Murray as a Veteran, and former National Team coach Bob Gansler as a Builder.

United, Red Bulls set for latest installment of Atlantic Cup rivalry

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Over the years, the D.C. United-New York Red Bulls rivalry has included some of the biggest names -- of both players and coaches -- in Major League Soccer history. Names like John Harkes, Marco Etcheverry, Luciano Emilio, Alecko Eskandarian, Jaime Moreno, Ben Olsen, Eddie Pope, Earnie Stewart, Mike Petke, Jozy Altidore, Clint Mathis, Juan Pablo Angel, Tab Ramos, Tony Meola, Tim Howard, Bruce Arena and Bob Bradley.

Major Link Soccer - Missing Najar Edition

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The Seattle Sounders are on the road this weekend in San Jose to face the Earthquakes. The Sounders need to secure three points to get their season back on track especially against a rival in the West for that vital third playoff spot. Dave Clark has three questions up for the game and come back to SAH later today for a match preview and line-up card.

Jones, Pope and Stewart selected for Hall of Fame

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Cobi Jones, who played more games for the U.S. men's team than anyone else, was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Tuesday along with three-time World Cup veterans Eddie Pope and Earnie Stewart.



The Hall of Fame itself is actually closed, but inductions continue.

Kevin Hartman

Back the Future for Steve Cherundolo

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Be honest. If we told you that Steve Cherundolo played his first game for the National Team in 1999, would you have believed it?
Well, we've got one better. Not only did he play Sept. 8, 1999, as a 20-year-old, but he did it right here in Kingston. On that day, he went 90 in the USA's 2-2 draw.

If History Holds, Six Players Here Will Make the World Cup Roster

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With 2012 marking the beginning of the USA's FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign and the players here hoping to make a big impression, we decided to look back at the January camp roster from this time in the previous two cycles to see if there is any forecasting to be done on how many players will actually reach the World Cup.

Major League Soccer

Extra Time: Eddie Pope

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Eddie Pope was kind enough to contribute mightily to the long-promised Top 5 List of transfers that weren't for Americans, so I'm going to air his full comments on the relevant matter contained within unedited. If you haven't seen it yet, you may wish to read that before the following text.--"At a couple points throughout my career, I had a lot of interest from many European teams.

Galaxy's Big O wins MLS Defender of the Year honor

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Galaxy center back Omar Gonzalez, seen here challenging for the ball with New York's Luke Rodgers, is the 2011 MLS Defender of the Year (AP Photo).

Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez, who turned 23 Oct. 11 and stands 6-5, has become the youngest-ever winner of the MLS Defender of the Year award.

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Celebrity Soccer Challenge: A Huge Success

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The fourth edition of the annual Mia Hamm & Nomar Garciaparra Celebrity Soccer Challenge turned out to be quite a success in the D.C. area on Sunday.

The charity event, which is dedicated to raising awareness about registering as a bone marrow donor, featured NBA superstar Kobe Bryant along with several U.

Krieger, Pope, and Harkes to play in Mia Hamm Celebrity Soccer Challange

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The celebrity partipant list is starting to shape up for the upcoming Mia Hamm Celebrity Soccer Challange. For the first time in its history Washington, D.C. will host the annual Mia Hamm and...

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Joe Willis & Nick DeLeon Join List Of D.C. United Legends

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The list of D.C. United legends is a long one.

The list includes many names that are instantly familiar to anyone who has ever followed MLS. Jaime Moreno and Marco Etcheverry. Roy Lassiter and Raul Diaz Arce. Christian Gomez and Ben Olsen. Eddie Pope. Alecko Eskandarian.

The list also includes several names that aren’t quite as recognizable if you haven’t been a United fan throughout the team’s existence.

Dimming All-Stars

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I wasn't always anti-All-Star Game.

I remember the first one, and how exciting it was. I seem to remember the first half being much better than the second half, but it was a large crowd at Giants Stadium and I thought it was awesome seeing all the league's stars come together for a game. And you had big stars then like Marco Etcheverry, Carlos Valderrama and Jorge Campos as well as guys like Eddie Pope and seeing all of them play on a team was cool.

Let's Stomp the Scum

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I hate DC. It has nothing to do with politics. My hatred started in 1996, and I can pinpoint it to a precise moment on October 2, 1996. The four regular season games were intense, and a rivalry had begun to emerge. The joy of shootout victory, courtesy of eleventh-shooter Peter Vermes (DC protested he shot out of sequence) will always remain a most cherished memory, when victory there seemed our rightful legacy, carried over from a decade's absence of soccer at the Swamp.

The Class Of 2011

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Mar 30, 2011) US Soccer Players – As a teenager growing up during the 1990s, there were a lot of National Team players I admired. Above all, I respected Eddie Pope. A gifted defender, Pope anchored the United States defense for nearly a decade and his contributions were not always reflected in the box score.