Marco Pappa

Marco Pappa
10
Midfielder
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • 5' 10"
  • 155 lbs.
  • 11-15-1987
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala

HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired via allocation on January 31, 2013.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 (Seattle): Pappa made 29 appearances during the regular season, including 24 starts. He recorded six goals and five assists, which ranked fifth-most and tied-fifth-most, respectively, for the club. Pappa made his club debut in the season opener versus Sporting Kansas City (March 8). Against Real Salt Lake (May 31), Pappa scored his first Sounders FC goal and recorded his first assist. In a substitute role, he tallied two goals in the final five minutes to secure the Supporters’ Shield in a 2-0 win versus LA Galaxy (October 25). During four postseason appearances, Pappa recorded one assist in the First Leg of the Western Conference Semifinals. After his 2014 campaign, Pappa earned the Premios Univision Deportes’ MLS Player of the Year Award and FutbolMLS.com’s 2014 Latino del Año award. He was named to the MLS Team of the Week in Week 18 and Week 33. In Week 33, he was also named the MLS Player of the Week.

2012-13 (SC Heerenveen): Pappa played in 11 matches in his only season with SC Heerenveen of the Dutch Eredivisie. He made one start and recorded two assists. Pappa appeared in eight matches for the team’s reserve squad in the Beloften Divisie A, scoring one goal and starting seven matches.

2012 (Chicago): Pappa started 20 of 22 matches, logging 1,615 minutes in his final season with the Fire. He scored six goals with five assists. Pappa scored in back-to-back games twice: versus Seattle (April 28) and at Chivas USA (May 4) as well as Columbus (June 23) and at Kansas City (June 29). He tied a career-high with three game-winning goals and set career-high with two game-winning assists.

2011 (Chicago): Pappa appeared in 29 matches, starting 27. He finished second behind Dominic Oduro and set a career-high with eight goals, adding two assists. Pappa scored his first career hat trick against Real Salt Lake (September 28), becoming the fifth player in Chicago history to record a hat trick. In addition, he appeared in four U.S. Open Cup matches, logging 366 minutes in the team’s run to the 2011 final. He started two international friendlies against Manchester United (July 23) and Chivas de Guadalajara (September 14).

2010 (Chicago): Pappa appeared in 25 matches, winning the team’s Golden Boot award with seven goals and finishing second on the team with five assists. He won the 2010 MLS Goal of the Year award for his one-time half volley in a 2-1 loss versus San Jose on April 10. He was voted a starter and made his first career MLS All-Star appearance as the team fell, 5-2, to Manchester United in Houston. Pappa scored a brace in a 2-2 draw versus Colorado (June 9). He recorded three game-winning goals: 2-0 win at DC (April 17), 2-1 win versus Philadelphia (June 5) and 1-0 win at NE (June 27). He appeared in all three matches in the Superliga, providing the game-winning assist in the 1-0 win versus Pumas UNAM (July 20). He played the full 120 minutes during the scoreless draw versus Charleston Battery in the U.S. Open Cup. In addition, Pappa appeared in all three friendlies, starting in 1-0 losses to Paris Saint Germain (May19) and A.C. Milan (May 30).

2009 (Chicago): Pappa started 28 of his 30 appearances in his first full season with the Fire, recording five goals and four assists on the season. He appeared in five Superliga games as the Fire progressed to the final of the international tournament, plus another 23 minutes in the friendly against Club America (April 29).

2007-2008 (Chicago/C.S.D. Municipal): Pappa played in six matches, starting in three after joining the Fire on loan from CSD Municipal (July 30). With Chicago, Pappa appeared in seven total matches.

2005-2006 (C.S.D. Municipal): Pappa joined Guatemalan side CSD Municipal in 2004 at the age of 16, and made his professional debut in a domestic league match in August 2006 against Guatemalan club Deportivo Pepata. His first professional goal came against the Nicaraguan club Real Madriz during the 2006 UNCAF tournament.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Pappa has 37 caps with 10 goals and three assists for Guatemala. He has three goals in 15 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, including one goal against the United States in 2012. In the 2014 Copa Centroamericana, he earned the Golden Boot and earned the Golden Ball for best player after scoring four goals and leading Guatemala to a second-place finish. He helped Guatemala finish with a perfect 6-0-0 record and move to the 2014 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying semifinals. Overall, Pappa appeared in nine 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. He also represented Guatemala at the U17, U20, U21 and U23 levels. Pappa was on the roster for the U23 team in the 2008 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament, just missing a trip Beijing by finishing third in the tournament.

PERSONAL

Pappa and his wife, Maricela, have one daughter, Paula. He has two older brothers and one younger sister. His father, Vinicio Pappa, coaches karate in Guatemala. He enjoys going to the movies and spending time with his family.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Año Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC Apagado Y R
2015 Seattle Sounders FC 11 11 2 889 5 21 9 13 1 2 0
2014 Seattle Sounders FC 29 24 6 1931 5 62 21 34 1 3 0
2012 Chicago Fire 22 20 6 1615 5 69 21 28 3 5 0
2011 Chicago Fire 29 27 8 2324 2 92 41 42 12 2 0
2010 Chicago Fire 25 23 7 1961 5 57 26 20 10 2 0
2009 Chicago Fire 30 28 5 2314 4 60 29 28 5 2 0
2008 Chicago Fire 6 3 0 217 0 9 4 5 1 2 0
Career Totals 152 136 34 11251 26 370 149 170 33 18 0

2015 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 11 11 2 889 5 21 9 13 1 2 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 4 3 0 204 1 9 3 4 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 29 24 6 1931 5 62 21 34 1 3 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 22 20 6 1615 5 69 21 28 3 5 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 29 27 8 2324 2 92 41 42 12 2 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 25 23 7 1961 5 57 26 20 10 2 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 3 3 0 240 1 10 7 1 1 0 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 30 28 5 2314 4 60 29 28 5 2 0

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 6 3 0 217 0 9 4 5 1 2 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
5/31/2015 NYR @ SEA W 1-2 Started 89 1 0 2 1 0 5 0 0
5/27/2015 COL @ SEA W 0-1 Started 74 1 0 4 3 0 3 0 0
5/23/2015 KC @ SEA T 0-0 Started 73 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/16/2015 SEA @ VAN W 2-0 Started 89 0 1 2 1 0 4 0 0
5/9/2015 SEA @ CLB L 2-3 Started 62 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
5/3/2015 SEA @ NYC W 3-1 Started 67 0 2 3 1 0 0 1 0
4/26/2015 POR @ SEA W 0-1 Started 86 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 0
4/18/2015 SEA @ COL W 3-1 Started 81 0 0 2 1 4 1 0 0
4/12/2015 SEA @ LA L 0-1 Started 89 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
4/4/2015 HOU @ SEA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/28/2015 SEA @ DAL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/14/2015 SJ @ SEA L 3-2 Started 90 0 0 3 2 1 2 0 0
3/8/2015 NE @ SEA W 0-3 Started 89 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0
10/25/2014 LA @ SEA W 0-2 Subbed On 17 2 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
10/19/2014 SEA @ LA T 2-2 Subbed On 24 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
10/10/2014 VAN @ SEA L 1-0 Started 62 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
10/5/2014 SEA @ COL W 4-1 Started 76 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 0
9/27/2014 CHV @ SEA W 2-4 Started 69 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0
9/24/2014 SEA @ DAL L 1-3 Started 75 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
9/20/2014 SEA @ NY L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
9/12/2014 RSL @ SEA W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/3/2014 SEA @ CHV W 4-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/30/2014 COL @ SEA W 0-1 Started 75 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2014 SEA @ POR W 4-2 Started 63 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0
8/20/2014 SJ @ SEA T 1-1 Started 78 0 0 6 1 2 0 0 0
8/16/2014 SEA @ RSL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2014 HOU @ SEA W 0-2 Started 89 1 0 3 2 2 1 0 0
8/2/2014 SEA @ SJ L 0-1 Started 65 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
7/28/2014 LA @ SEA L 3-0 Started 65 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
7/13/2014 POR @ SEA W 0-2 Started 87 1 0 5 2 0 2 0 0
7/5/2014 SEA @ VAN L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 4 1 1 4 0 0
6/28/2014 SEA @ DC W 1-0 Started 72 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
6/7/2014 SEA @ CHI W 3-2 Started 79 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0
5/31/2014 RSL @ SEA W 0-4 Started 90 1 0 2 1 2 2 0 0
5/24/2014 SEA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 1 1 0
5/17/2014 SJ @ SEA W 0-1 Started 87 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
5/11/2014 SEA @ NE L 0-5 Started 74 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
5/7/2014 DAL @ SEA W 1-2 Started 74 0 0 5 2 1 2 1 0
5/3/2014 PHI @ SEA W 1-2 Subbed On 39 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0
4/26/2014 COL @ SEA W 1-4 Started 69 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
4/19/2014 SEA @ CHV W 2-1 Started 67 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
4/12/2014 SEA @ DAL W 3-2 Subbed On 22 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 SEA @ POR T 4-4 Subbed On 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/29/2014 CLB @ SEA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2014 SEA @ MTL W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2014 TOR @ SEA L 2-1 Started 64 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
3/8/2014 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Started 57 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 0
10/27/2012 DC @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 CHI @ NE L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 CHI @ NY W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/3/2012 PHI @ CHI L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2012 CHI @ KC L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 CLB @ CHI W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2012 MTL @ CHI W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/12/2012 CHI @ TOR W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/2/2012 HOU @ CHI W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/22/2012 CHI @ DC L 2-4 Started 74 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0
8/18/2012 NE @ CHI W 1-2 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/12/2012 CHI @ PHI W 3-1 Started 62 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 0
8/4/2012 TOR @ CHI W 1-2 Started 90 1 0 7 3 1 1 0 0
7/28/2012 CHI @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 CHI @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0
7/14/2012 VAN @ CHI W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/8/2012 LA @ CHI L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 0
7/3/2012 CHI @ HOU T 0-0 Started 72 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
6/29/2012 CHI @ KC W 1-0 Started 64 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 CLB @ CHI W 1-2 Started 90 1 0 3 1 1 3 0 0
6/17/2012 NY @ CHI W 1-3 Started 85 0 0 4 0 2 4 0 0
6/2/2012 CHI @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 CHI @ CLB L 1-2 Started 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/23/2012 DAL @ CHI W 1-2 Started 89 1 1 4 2 4 4 1 0
5/20/2012 CHI @ POR L 1-2 Started 90 0 1 5 2 2 2 0 0
5/12/2012 KC @ CHI W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 6 2 1 1 0 0
5/9/2012 RSL @ CHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0
5/4/2012 CHI @ CHV W 2-1 Started 90 1 0 5 2 0 1 0 0
4/28/2012 SEA @ CHI L 2-1 Subbed On 29 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 0
4/21/2012 CHI @ TOR W 3-2 Started 65 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
4/15/2012 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Started 66 0 0 3 1 2 3 1 0
4/1/2012 CHI @ COL L 0-2 Started 78 0 0 5 2 2 2 0 0
3/24/2012 PHI @ CHI W 0-1 Started 89 0 1 3 0 2 2 0 0
3/17/2012 CHI @ MTL T 1-1 Started 62 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 CLB @ CHI W 2-3 Started 89 0 0 5 1 1 1 0 0
10/15/2011 CHI @ DC W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 8 3 0 1 0 0
10/12/2011 DAL @ CHI L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 CHI @ HOU T 1-1 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2011 CHI @ RSL W 3-0 Started 90 3 0 4 3 1 2 0 0
9/25/2011 NE @ CHI W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
9/17/2011 CHV @ CHI W 2-3 Started 80 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
9/10/2011 CHI @ SJ L 0-2 Started 72 0 0 5 2 1 1 0 0
8/27/2011 COL @ CHI W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0
8/21/2011 TOR @ CHI W 0-2 Started 73 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0
8/18/2011 DC @ CHI T 1-1 Started 86 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 CHI @ NY T 2-2 Started 73 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
8/7/2011 CHI @ VAN L 2-4 Started 56 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
8/3/2011 PHI @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
7/16/2011 POR @ CHI L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 6 4 2 1 0 0
7/9/2011 CHI @ LA L 1-2 Started 82 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0
7/2/2011 CHI @ CHV T 1-1 Started 64 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
6/26/2011 NY @ CHI T 1-1 Started 82 1 0 5 3 2 1 0 0
6/22/2011 RSL @ CHI T 0-0 Subbed On 20 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 CHI @ NE T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/12/2011 CHI @ CLB W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/9/2011 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 SEA @ CHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 SJ @ CHI T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0
5/21/2011 CHI @ PHI L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0
5/14/2011 CHI @ TOR T 2-2 Started 90 1 0 4 2 2 2 0 0
5/7/2011 VAN @ CHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0
4/30/2011 CHI @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 2 2 3 3 0 0
4/23/2011 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 2 3 1 0 0
4/17/2011 LA @ CHI L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 5 1 4 1 0 0
4/14/2011 CHI @ POR L 2-4 Started 90 1 0 3 1 6 3 0 0
4/9/2011 CHI @ SEA L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0
3/26/2011 KC @ CHI W 2-3 Started 90 1 1 5 2 3 2 0 0
3/19/2011 CHI @ DAL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 1 4 2 0 0
10/23/2010 CHI @ CHV W 4-1 Started 90 0 1 4 3 1 0 0 0
10/16/2010 DC @ CHI T 0-0 Started 45 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
10/12/2010 KC @ CHI L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/8/2010 CLB @ CHI W 0-2 Started 83 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
10/2/2010 CHI @ DAL L 0-3 Subbed On 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2010 CHI @ SJ W 3-0 Started 61 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 SEA @ CHI L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 4 3 2 0 1 0
9/18/2010 CHI @ RSL L 0-1 Started 85 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
9/11/2010 CHI @ PHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/8/2010 TOR @ CHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2010 LA @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 CHI @ SEA L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2010 CHI @ HOU L 3-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/18/2010 NE @ CHI W 1-2 Started 89 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
8/8/2010 NY @ CHI T 0-0 Started 89 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
8/1/2010 CHI @ LA W 3-2 Started 58 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
7/8/2010 RSL @ CHI L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
7/3/2010 CHI @ CLB L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
6/27/2010 CHI @ NE W 1-0 Started 90 1 0 3 3 0 1 0 0
6/9/2010 COL @ CHI T 2-2 Started 90 2 0 5 3 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 PHI @ CHI W 1-2 Started 90 1 0 4 3 0 1 0 0
5/27/2010 DAL @ CHI T 1-1 Subbed On 22 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/15/2010 CHI @ KC T 2-2 Started 84 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0
5/8/2010 CHI @ TOR L 1-4 Started 51 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/1/2010 CHV @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
4/24/2010 HOU @ CHI W 0-2 Started 89 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
4/17/2010 CHI @ DC W 2-0 Started 90 1 0 3 1 2 2 0 0
4/10/2010 SJ @ CHI L 2-1 Started 90 1 0 7 1 1 2 0 0
4/3/2010 CHI @ COL T 2-2 Started 89 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 0
3/27/2010 CHI @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves