3:49 AM EDT, Fri September 19, 2014

Notes from the practice field: Pappa lights up Copa

With two more tallies in Guatemala's group stage finale against Honduras, Sounders midfielder Marco Pappa is now the leading scorer at the 2014 Copa Centroamericana with four goals. The 2-0 victory lifted the Guatemalans into the final on Saturday afternoon against Costa Rica. Both nations have already qualified for next summer's Gold Cup, and the winner will earn a berth in the 2016 Copa America Centenario -- the joint North and South American championship set to be hosted in the United States. “Marco has really played a real dominant role for them in this tournament so far,” Seattle...
Sounder At Heart Sep 11, 2014

Marco Pappa scores two more for Guatemala

Marco Pappa has flashed some brilliance since joining the Seattle Sounders this offseason. But as good as he's been at times for the Sounders is not even close to how he's playing for Guatemala in the Copa CentroAmericana. Serving as his team's primary playmaker, Pappa scored two more goals in a 2-0 win over Honduras on Wednesday. That gives him four goals in the tournament while Guatemala won their group with a 3-0-0 record and advanced straight to the championship game on Saturday against Costa Rica. Guatemala has already qualified for the 2015 Gold Cup, but winning the tournament would...
Seattle Times Sep 1, 2014

Sounders’ Marco Pappa gets called up to Guatemala national team

Midfielder will miss at least two games to play for team in El Salvador.

Pappa called in to Guartemala national team

We’ve known this was coming. And coach Sigi Schmid talked about it today, and I’ll add those quotes soon. But for now, here’s the club’s press release: Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Marco Pappa has been called into the Guatemala National Team for the 2014 Copa Centroamericana from September 3-13. Pappa will miss Seattle’s match at Chivas USA on September 3 and against Real Salt Lake on September 12. Guatemala begins Group B play on September 3 against El Salvador at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The tournament continues on September 7 against Belize at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas...
Sounder At Heart Aug 31, 2014

Marco Pappa called up by Guatemala, will miss 2 weeks

The Sounders will be without their creative midfielder while he represents his country in Copa Centroamericana action. Sigi Schmid has confirmed that Marco Pappa will miss "at least the next two weekends" of MLS competition as he joins the Guatemelan national team in the Copa Centroamericana. The winner of that tournament will earn a spot in the Copa America Centenario in the summer of 2016, while the top four teams will qualify for the 2015 Gold Cup. Pappa will return for the US Open Cup final in Philadelphia on Sept. 16, but won't take part in the Sounders' trip to take on Chivas USA on...
Seattle Times Aug 30, 2014

Sounders midfielder Marco Pappa to miss two weeks for Copa Centroamericana

The Sounders will be without midfielder Marco Pappa "for at least the next two weekends" while he goes on international duty with Guatemala, Seattle coach Sigi Schmid confirmed after his team's 1-0 victory over Colorado on Saturday.

Pappa honored to join Guatemala for Central American Cup

Marco Pappa got the winning assist today in Seattle’s 1-0 win over Colorado, and then he took off for the Central American Cup, which will cost him the next couple of weeks of MLS play. Here’s some of what he had to say afterward. On leaving on a high note: Happy to join the national team. For me it’s always special they think about me. But for sure before that I was thinking of Sounders. … Now for me I’ll miss the enxt couple of games with Guatemala hoping we can get our goal over there and then come … Read more »

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