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U.S. soccer DEFENDER
Eddie Pope
Height: 6-1 (1.86 m).
Weight: 180 (86 kg).
Born: Dec. 24, 1973, in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Hometown: High Point, North Carolina.
College: University of North Carolina.
Club: D.C. United (MLS).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2001

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

China         Jan 27   2-1    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0
Colombia       Feb 3   0-1    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0
Mexico        Feb 28   2-0    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying
Brazil         Mar 3   1-2    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0

Total                         4   4   360   0   0   0   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1996 3-1-1 5 0 0 0
1997 4-1-4 9 2 0 4
1998 6-3-3 12 1 0 2
1999 0-1-2 3 0 0 0
2000 4-0-2 6 1 0 2
2001 2-2-0 4/4 0 0 0
Total 19-8-12 38 4 0 8
World Cup
Year Venue GP G A Pts
1998 France '98 2 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0
Olympics
Year W-L-T GP/GS G A Pts
1996 1-1-1 3/3 0 0 0
Total 1-1-1 3/3 0 0 0
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
1996 D.C. United (MLS) 18/18 2 1 5
1997 D.C. United (MLS) 29/29 3 2 8
1998 D.C. United (MLS) 20/20 1 0 2
1999 D.C. United (MLS) 19/18 1 0 2
2000 D.C. United (MLS) 21/21 0 2 2
Total (MLS) 107/106 7 5 19
MLS Champion - 1996, 1997, 1999
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
1992 Univ. of North Carolina 20 0 0 0
1993 Univ. of North Carolina 22 3 1 7
1994 Univ. of North Carolina 20 7 4 18
1995 Univ. of North Carolina 9 3 0 6
Total 71 13 5 31

U.S. National Team: Still considered one of the brightest young U.S. stars ... Has a knack for scoring big goals in big games ... 1999: Injury kept him out of the squad for most of the season, but he did manage to play in three matches ...1998: Scored against Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Played full 90 minutes in historical defeat of Brazil, 1-0, advancing to the finals of Gold Cup ... Started two World Cup games ... 1997: Started 13 of 16 1998 World Cup qualifiers for the U.S., scoring two goals and ranking second in minutes played ... Scored his biggest international goal in the USA's 2-2 World Cup qualifying tie with Mexico April 20, 1997... Scored a goal in the USA's 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Canada March 16, 1997 ... Often shut down the opponents' top scoring threat, including Costa Rica's Paulo Wanchope, Jamaica's Deon Burton and Mexico's Zague ... 1996: Debuted with the U.S. National Team in a World Cup qualifier, a 2-0 U.S. win over Trinidad and Tobago ... Started all three games at the 1996 Olympics ... 1995: A regular for the U-23s from 1994-96 ... First Appearance: Nov. 10, 1996, vs. Trinidad & Tobago ... First Goal: March 16, 1997, vs. Canada.

Professional: Greatest professional moment came when he scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give D.C. United the inaugural MLS Cup title ... Has led D.C. to three MLS titles in four years ... Is a three-time MLS All-Star (1997- 1999) ... 1999: Appeared in 19 games for United scoring once ... 1998: Knack for scoring in big games surfaced again with goal in Interamerican Cup clinching victory for D.C. United in December 1998 ... Appeared in 20 games during the regular season, scoring once, as D.C. lost its hold on the Rothenberg Trophy ... 1997: Named MLS Defender of the Year at age 23 ... 1996: All three goals in '96 came off headers from Marco Etcheverry corner kicks ... Second overall pick of MLS college draft.

College: Named to the 1994 first-team NCAA All-America, All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and All-South Region teams ... Started every collegiate game of his career ... Named second team All-ACC in 1993 ... As a freshman he practiced with the Tar Heels football team as a place kicker ... High School: At Southwest Guilford High School he played four years of soccer, three years of football as a place kicker and one year of baseball ... Longest field goal in high school was 48 yards ... First athlete in North Carolina to be invited to both the soccer and football high school all-star games.

Personal: Fall 1996 saw him successfully attend classes at UNC while playing with D.C. United and the U.S. National Team, commuting to and from Chapel Hill and Washington, D.C. ... Nearly left out of national team after turning down first invite in fall 1996 to pursue his education ... Was married in January,

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