Tag: Marco Pappa

Early returns

*So, apparently the deadline for roster cuts was not yesterday. Turns out the Fire’s press release was wrong and now I have a little bit of egg on my face **(EDIT — the Fire’s release was not wrong. The league changed the deadline at the last minute.)** Not the first time that’s happened…* > “I... Read more »

Pappa on board through 2012

The Fire and Marco Pappa have come to terms on a new deal to keep the 21-year-old winger at Toyota Park through 2012. Pappa, who had been on loan to the Fire from Guatemalan team CSD Municipal, had his league option exercised and will join a growing group of out-of-contract players returning to Bridgeview for... Read more »

Morning Links

Here are a few links to get your day started… The ‘Players Only’ section of the Chicago Tribune did a fun little piece with Fire midfielders John Thorrington and Logan Pause the other day.  Thorrington interviewed Pause for the entry, asking Logan all sorts of things in rapid-fire format.  Logan and John had some pretty... Read more »

A Closer Look: Marco Pappa's Second Half Struggles

Thirty-two minutes into the Fire’s 2009 home opener against the New York Red Bulls, Fire midfielder Marco Pappa lit up a windswept, rain soaked Toyota Park crowd when he smashed a 20 yard half volley off the post and into the back of the net. Pappa’s goal – which would prove to be the game... Read more »

All Star First XI to be Announced at 3 p.m. Today

The MLS All Stars will face Everton FC of the English Premier League on July 29th at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City. This much we know. But which MLS players (and, more importantly, which Fire players) will be squaring off against Tim Howard and his fellow ‘Toffees’ come late July? Well as you... Read more »