Pedro Lopes (soccer)
|Place of birth||United States|
|Playing position||Defender / Midfielder|
|1990–1994||Rutgers Scarlet Knights|
|1996–1997||North Jersey Imperials|
|1995||Rutgers Scarlet Knights (assistant)|
|1996||Centenary College of New Jersey (assistant)|
|1997–2002||Rutgers Scarlet Knights (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Lopes was raised in Newark, New Jersey and graduated from Saint Benedict's Preparatory School where he was a 1989 NSCAA High School All American soccer player. He then attended Rutgers University, playing on the men's soccer team from 1990 to 1994, starting all 86 games during his collegiate career. In 1990, Rutgers finished runner-up to the UCLA Bruins in the NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship. He was a 1993 First Team and 1994 Second Team All American. He was the 1994 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. In 2004, Rutgers inducted Lopes into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Lopes began coaching as a volunteer assistant at Rutgers in 1995. In August 1996, he became an assistant with the Centenary College men's team before returning to the Scarlet Knights as a full-time assistant coach. In 1996, Lopes joined the Jersey Knights Soccer Club, becoming the club's Director of Coaching in 2000. In 2003, the New Jersey Institute of Technology hired Lopes as head coach of the men's soccer team.