The Sounders will be without midfielder Marco Pappa for Saturday’s CenturyLink Field match with FC Dallas due to his call-up by the Guatemala National Team for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers Thursday and Monday against Bermuda. The 27-year-old Pappa has 37 caps and 10 goals for Guatemala.
The Sounders play their second match of the season at 7 p.m. Saturday against Western Conference rival FC Dallas. The clubs played to a 0-0 draw March 28 in Frisco, TX.
Pappa has started 11 matches and tallied two goals with five assists.
At the 2014 Copa Centroamericana, Pappa guided La Azul y Blanco to a runner-up finish, qualifying for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He scored four goals en route to winning the tournament’s Golden Boot (top scorer) and Golden Ball (best player).