Tag: Marco Pappa

Pappa transferred to Heerenveen (updated with comments from Javier Leon)

Marco Pappa has been transferred to SC Heerenveen effective immediately. Pappa was originally slated to join the Dutch side this coming January when his MLS contract expired but according to Fire President of Soccer Operations Javier Leon the move affords the Fire some space to move.  “This transfer provides the club with flexibility under the... Read more »

Pappa to Heerenveen in January

After months of speculation it’s finally official.  Marco Pappa has signed a pre-contract with SC Heerenveen and will join the Dutch club when his MLS contract expires at the end of the year.  Pappa, who is currently third among all-time leading Fire goal scorers is one of the more talented wide players in MLS and... Read more »

Friedrich out 3-4 weeks/Rolfe, Robayo news & more

After enjoying off days on Monday and Tuesday the Fire resumed training today ahead of a Sunday visit to Portland to face the Timbers, a team they lost to twice last season.  They’ll be without central defender Arne Friedrich for a while though.  The World Cup veteran left Saturday’s match against Sporting Kansas City with... Read more »

Post Christmas Links and Rumors

The transfer season is approaching and rumors are starting to circulate.  The Fire are notoriously tight lipped about interest in players overseas but things should heat up after the first of the year.  Here are a few stories to keep things going until news breaks regarding signings, new kits, sponsors, and the alleged release of... Read more »

Pappa Says Holland Is A Possibility

According to this article out of Guatemala Marco Pappa now says that a move to FC Twente is a possibility.  When asked directly if he was going to play for Twente in Holland Pappa responded, “I said before that those were rumors but right now I’m saying there are possibilities.  There’s nothing for sure but... Read more »

Pappa to Holland Rumors Resurface

Rumors of an impending transfer for the Fire’s Guatemalan midfielder have been floated around for some time now but one possible destination that keeps resurfacing is the Dutch Eredivisie.  Specifically FC Twente.  According to this report from Goal.com’s Spanish site, the Fire are involved in negotiations with Twente regarding a transfer during the upcoming January... Read more »

Pappa Called To International Duty - Will Likely Miss FC Dallas Match

If the Fire are to make a last ditch effort to qualify for the MLS playoffs the mad push will have to start with a victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday.  That push will likely begin without the services of midfielder Marco Pappa who has been called by Guatemala for their match against Belize in... Read more »

Pappa Wins MLS Goal of the Year

The Fire did manage to win something this season after all.  MLS announced today that Marco Pappa’s week 3 bomb against San Jose was voted the AT&T Goal of the Year.  Pappa managed to defy all adds and beat out the ballot stuffing, bot-voting fans in Seattle who only managed to get one goal named... Read more »

Marco Pappa Named to All Star First XI

Marco Pappa has been named to the MLS All Star First XI that will take on Manchester United in Houston on July 28.  The remaining players named are Donovan Ricketts in goal, Chad Marshall, Omar Gonzalez, and Jamison Olave on defense, Dwayne DeRosario, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Kyle Beckerman, and Javier Morales in midfield with Edson Buddle... Read more »

Pappa scores goal in Guatemala win

*Not sure how I missed this yesterday, but I thought it was worth posting all the same…* Unlike the rest of his Fire teammates, Marco Pappa had a relatively successful Wednesday. Away from the club due to his call-up to the Guatemalan National Team for Wednesday night’s friendly against El Salvador, Pappa played the full... Read more »