We are excited to announce that on Wednesday, April 15, Mr. Eddie Pope will join a few of our PTFC staff members through a video conference call for a short conversation.
Mr. Pope, a High Point, NC native, played in 82 games for the United States Men's National team as the starting center back. During his time, he played in 3 consecutive World Cups, 1998, 2002 & 2006, before retiring from international play in August 2006. He played his entire 12 year professional career in Major League Soccer beginning with the Inaugural MLS season in 1996. In that inaugural MLS season Mr. Pope lead his D.C. United team to the first ever MLS Cup Championship after scoring the golden goal to defeat the Las Angeles Galaxy in overtime.
Prior to his professional and international career, he played his youth soccer for the High Point Stars soccer club which eventually turned into the Piedmont Soccer Alliance (PSA Stars), one of the founding member clubs for PTFC. After graduating from Southwest Guilford HS, he had a successful collegiate career at UNC Chapel Hill where he was a first team All-American in 1994.
See the entire conversation on YouTube by clicking the link below.