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Marco Pappa arrested for DUI, will undergo assessment

The Sounders' personnel situation has gone from bad to worse.

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Marco Pappa was arrested on Sunday morning for driving under the influence and speeding, it was announced on Monday. The Seattle Sounders midfielder will be ineligible to play until he's undergone evaluation Major League Soccer's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program, is cleared by those doctors and MLS has completed its investigation.

"We are gathering information on this matter and have been in contact with the league office, the MLS Players Union, local law enforcement and Marco directly," Sounders FC General Manager Garth Lagerwey said in a team release. "We will continue to work in cooperation with all involved parties and will have no further comment until more information is available."

Philadelphia Union forward CJ Sapong missed three games earlier this year after he underwent treatment following a similar arrest in May.

Regardless of the investigation's findings, Pappa almost certainly wouldn't be allowed to travel to Canada for Saturday's game against the Montreal Impact. Pappa only recently returned to the Sounders after missing two games while he was with Guatemala's Gold Cup team.

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