North Texas SC has announced the signing of midfielder Blake Pope to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Pope signs a one-year contract with an option for the 2023 season.
According to NTX, Pope played four seasons with the FC Dallas Academy before joining the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club in 2020 on an Academy contract. Pope cited lack of playing time as the reason for the move.
Pope made his USL-C debut in 2021 under head coach Mike Jeffries on an amateur contract. In all, Pope made 10 appearances in the USL Championship and recorded three assists.
Pope signed to play college soccer with the 49ers of UNC Charlotte back in February of 2021 but appears to not have played there this year.
Transaction: North Texas SC signs midfielder Blake Pope to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract.
Name: Blake Pope
DOB: April 11, 2003 (18)
Birthplace: Prosper, Texas
Nationality: United States
Last Club: Charlotte Independence
How Acquired: Acquired on March 4, 2022