"The players in MLS have worked very hard and sacrificed a great deal to build the league. I look forward to working for the players to help them achieve a better life for themselves and their families."
-- Eddie Pope, the new Director of Player Relations of the MLS Players Union. Pope, a U.S. veteran of three World Cups, played in each of MLS's first 12 seasons for D.C. United, the MetroStars and Real Salt Lake before retiring after the 2007 season. (MLSnet.com)