BRP presents USA World Cup Watch Series in NoVA with U.S. Legend Eddie Pope

Finnegan’s Irish Pub in Ashburn and Herndon to Host Events

U.S. international Eddie Pope, a three-time participant in the FIFA World Cup, will make special appearance in Northern Virginia during the final two U.S. FIFA World Cup games group games:  the U.S.-Portugal game on Sunday, June 22 at Finnegan’s Irish Pub in Ashburn and the U.S.-Germany game on Thursday, June 26 at Finnegan’s Irish Pub in Herndon. Pope will discuss his World Cup experiences and his thoughts about the current World Cup in Brazil. 

The event in Ashburn will begin at 5 p.m. (the U.S. game starts at 6 p.m.) and the event in Herndon will begin at 11 a.m. (the U.S. game starts at noon). 

Pope is one of the most accomplished U.S. players in history. He was a defender on the U.S. National team from 1996 to 2006, starting five games at the World Cup in 1998 and 2002. He also was a member of the 2006 World Cup team. Pope played 11 seasons in Major League Soccer, including six seasons at D.C. United, where he won three MLS Cup titles. Eddie was inducted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame in 2011.

Local best-selling author and journalist Dave Ungrady will host the event and interview Pope. Ungrady is the author of four books, including Unlucky: A Season of Struggle In Minor League Professional Soccer and Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias. Along with Pope, he is a travel coach at Loudoun Soccer, and is a former radio play-by-play voice of D.C. United. The event is presented in part by the Born Ready Project, which promotes good decision making and resilience to teenagers and young adults.

Giveaways include D.C. United tickets and soccer books.

 Stay tuned for updates. 

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