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Sounder At Heart Sep 25, 2014

Marco Pappa says he'll decline Guatemalan call-ups for rest of year

Decision is apparently part of a protest by several of his teammates. It looks like the Seattle Sounders won't have to worry about losing Marco Pappa during the remaining FIFA dates. The Sounders midfielder announced on Twitter that he'll be declining any invitations and standing in solidarity with protesting compatriots who have apparently not ben paid in several months by their Guatemalan club. Quiero poner en conocimiento la decisión que he tomado de no participar con la SELECCIÓN NACIONAL DE FUTBOL DE GUATEMALA en las fechas FIFA — Marco Pappa (@marcopappas16) September 25,...

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...

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