Even field Negroes like to play.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Say it ain't so Eddie Pope. Please tell me you are not retiring from MLS soccer.

Well, you will be missed. You were a class act that made a believer out of this sceptic about the potential of American soccer. You personified class on and off the pitch, and MLS soccer will be losing a great ambassador.

You could have played in Europe for bigger bucks, but you stayed here and carved out a glorious career.

Not bad for a kid from a small town in North Carolina.