Eddie Pope was elected to the MLSPA executive board in 2004 where he served for one year.

Eddie spent 12 seasons in MLS with D.C. United, MetroStars and Real Salt Lake.He was named to the MLS Best XI four times and was MLS Defender of the Year in 1997. Prior to his professional career, Eddie played college soccer for the University of North Carolina.

Eddie also made 82 appearances, scored eight goals and competed in three World Cups as a member of the United States men’s national team from 1996-2006. In 2011, he was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Following his retirement, Eddie worked as the director of player relations for the MLSPA from 2008-2015. Currently, he is the director of the North American soccer division at Octagon Sports Agency.