Pope retires from international competition

August 3, 2006
CHICAGO -- U.S. soccer star Eddie Pope is retiring from international competition, ending a career in which he played in three World Cups and the 1996 Olympics.

Pope is playing for Real Salt Lake this season in Major League Soccer, but has missed the last two games because of a bruised right foot.

The 32-year-old defender was replaced on the MLS all-star team Thursday by D.C. United defender Facundo Erpen. The MLS stars play English Premier League champion Chelsea FC ...

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