Marco Pappa had a rather eventful first half of the Copa Delta against El Salvador at StubHub Center. Pappa started the night with a perfectly struck shot for the top of the 18, beating the keeper easily. The goal gave Guatemala a 1-0 advantage that held till the half.
Minutes after Pappa scored his first national team goal in more than a year, the Guatemalan talisman had to come off for an apparent hamstring injury. Initial reports are unclear to the severity of the injury but he could walk off the pitch under his own power. Maybe it is just a Seattle thing to pick up hamstring injuries, yes we invented them it seems, but no matter how severe it is Pappa's availability is in doubt for the Dynamo in Houston this Sunday. Silver lining in this is that with Andreas Ivanschitz, Nelson Valdez, and Lamar Neagle the team has relegated Marco Pappa to super sub and while important, he is less vital than he was week one of the season.
Looks like Pappa now will be taken out of the match with a hamstring concern, though he's walking off the pitch under his own power.— Jon Arnold (@ArnoldcommaJon) October 14, 2015