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Sounder At Heart Jul 16, 2014
Marco Pappa enjoying a career renaissance with Sounders

Marco Pappa enjoying a career renaissance with Sounders

The Guatemalan international's numbers may not jump off the page, but he's shown himself to be a more complete player than was advertised. When Marco Pappa joined the Seattle Sounders it was with a few questions surrounding him. Yes, he'd shown that he could be an explosive offensive force, capable of absolutely brilliant moments. That's how he drew the interest of the Eredivisie's Heerenveen, one of the Netherlands' consistently decent teams. There were some risks, though. Pappa's work ethic was sometimes questioned when he was with the Chicago Fire. He had scored 26 goals over parts of...
Sounder At Heart Jul 10, 2014

Alonso, Cooper, and Pappa power epic USOC Cascadia matchup. (Animated)

Another Cascadia matchup, another epic match. After nudging ahead behind a Osvaldo Alonso goal, Darlington Nagbe equalized on basically the last kick of the 90's extra time. Then deep into the bonus soccer, Kenny Cooper headed the Seattle Sounders forward once again and Marco Pappa sealed the US Open Cup quarterfinal match against Portland Timbers. Ozzie Alonso shows us some kung-fu moves: THE BALL IS BABY! Kenny Cooper heads it over Donovan Ricketts for the match winner: Marco Pappa seals the deal with his RIGHT FOOT: AND THEN A PAPPA FLIP:
Sounder At Heart Jul 9, 2014
Sounders at Vancouver, community player ratings

Sounders at Vancouver, community player ratings

Readers choose Marco Pappa as man of the match in loss to Whitecaps. Sounder at Heart readers chose Marco Pappa as man of the match in the Seattle Sounders 1-0 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday. Pappa received a 6.62 average score from about 250 people who cast ballots for this game. Only goalkeeper Stefan Frei also finished above 6 in a game that saw some very low scores, especially for the team's strike force. Chad Barrett received a 4.58 and Lamar Neagle a 4.21. Kenny Cooper received the lowest score, a 3.75. Substitute striker Cam Weaver received a 4.07 for his 16-minute shift. A...
Sounder At Heart Jun 28, 2014
Sounders v. San Jose, U.S. Open Cup community player ratings

Sounders v. San Jose, U.S. Open Cup community player ratings

Readers choose Pappa as man of the match, rate Hahnemann high. Sounder at Heart readers chose Marco Pappa as Man of the Match in the penalty kick win over San Jose Earthquakes in the June 24 U.S. Open Cup game. The community scored Pappa a 7.33 in the win, topping Marcus Hahnemann's 7.00 and Gonzalo Pineda's 6.98. A 7 signifies "very good' in our rating system. Striker Cam Weaver was judged more harshly finishing just below a 5 "adequate" score at 4.94. About 130 ballots were cast for this game, more than the previous Open Cup game but still less than then 450-plus usually registered for...
Sounder At Heart Jun 27, 2014

DC United Scouting Report: Back in the Saddle

Old friends re-unite to reintroduce MLS soccer to a nation drunk on the World Cup. But don't expect fireworks, as most of the offensive threats are skipping this one. The World Cup break officially ends for the Sounders this weekend (though there was that appetizer of a couple of US Open Cup matches), as they travel to take on DC United. This match has been circled on the calendar ever since the offseason trade that sent Eddie Johnson to DC and his desired DP contract in exchange for some cash and the allocation order spot that turned into Marco Pappa. But that was silly and the circle...

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