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.