Marco Pappa

Marco Pappa
Marco Pappa
Marco Pappa
Seattle Sounders FC
Real Name: Marco Pappa
HT: 5' 10" WT: 155
Age: 27 (11/15/1987)
Hometown: Guatemala City, Guatemala


• Played for SC Heerenveen of the Dutch Eredivisie in the 2012/13 season
• Scored 26 goals with 16 assists in 112 appearances for the Chicago Fire
• Capped 30 times by the Guatemalan National Team
• Sporting Director Chris Henderson: “Marco is a proven and established player who has been very productive in this league. He has the technical quality to create chances for himself and his teammates at any moment, and is a high-character guy who brings excitement and quality to our midfield.”

MLS Experience

2012: Started 20 of 22 matches, logging 1,615 minutes in his final season with the Fire. Scored six goals with five assists. Scored in back-to-back games twice: vs. SEA (4/28) and at CHV (5/4) as well as vs. CLB (6/23) and at KC (6/29). Tied career-high with three game-winning goals and set career-high with two game-winning assists.

2011: Appeared in 29 matches, starting 27. Finished second behind Dominic Oduro and set a career-high with eight goals, adding two assists. Scored first career hat trick against Real Salt Lake (9/28), becoming the fifth player in Chicago history to record a hat trick. Appeared in four U.S. Open Cup matches, logging 366 minutes in the team’s run to the 2011 final. Started two international friendlies against Manchester United (7/23) and Chivas de Guadalajara (9/14).

2010: Appeared in 25 matches, winning the team’s Golden Boot award with seven goals and finishing second on the team with five assists. Won 2010 MLS Goal of the Year for his one-time half volley in a 2-1 loss vs. SJ on 4/10. Was voted a starter and made his first career MLS All-Star appearance as the team fell, 5-2, to Manchester United in Houston. Scored brace in 2-2 draw vs. COL (6/9). Recorded three game-winning goals: 2-0 win at DC (4/17), 2-1 win vs. PHI (6/5) and 1-0 win at NE (6/27). Appeared in all three matches in the Superliga, providing the game-winning assist in the 1-0 win vs. Pumas UNAM (7/20). Played the full 120 minutes during the scoreless draw vs. Charleston Battery in U.S. Open Cup. Appeared in all three friendlies, starting in 1-0 losses to Paris Saint Germain (5/19) and A.C. Milan (5/30).

2009: Started 28 of his 30 appearance in first full season with the Fire, recording five goals and four assists on the season. Appeared in five Superliga games as the Fire progressed to the final of the international tournament. Registered 23 minutes in the friendly vs. Club America (4/29).

2008: Played in six matches, starting in three after joining the Fire on loan from CSD Municipal (7/30).

Other Professional Experience

2012-13: Played in 11 matches in his first season with SC Heerenveen of the Dutch Eredivisie. Made one start and recorded two assists. Appeared in eight matches for the team’s reserve squad in the Beloften Divisie A, scoring one goal and starting seven matches. 2004-08: Joined Guatemalan side CSD Municipal in 2004 at the age of 16. Played for the club until being loaned to the Fire in July 2008. Made his professional debut in a domestic league match in August 2006 against Guatemalan club Deportivo Pepata. First professional goal came against the Nicaraguan club Real Madriz during the 2006 UNCAF tournament.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2014Seattle Sounders FC2924619315622134130
2012Chicago Fire2220616155692128350
2011Chicago Fire29278232429241421220
2010Chicago Fire25237196155726201020
2009Chicago Fire3028523144602928520
2008Chicago Fire6302170945120
Career Totals-14112532103622134914215732160
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