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January 31, 2014 at 1:53 PM

It’s official: Sounders FC acquires midfielder Marco Pappa through allocation order

The deal is done. Sounders FC has acquired midfielder Marco Pappa, a two-time MLS All-Star, through the allocation process, the team announced Friday.

Reports linking such a move have persisted for weeks, and MLS had confirmed Wednesday that Pappa had signed with the league and was subject to allocation, of which Seattle held the No. 1 pick.

Pappa, 26, is scheduled to join preseason camp in Arizona.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, per MLS and team policy (he was listed at $140,000 in 2012, but estimates are this deal is worth perhaps twice that much). Pappa will be added to the official roster upon receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate.

“Marco is a proven and established player who has been very productive in this league,” said sporting director Chris Henderson in a news release. “He has the technical quality to create chances for himself and his teammates at any moment. Marco has been able to adapt his game to the International level. He is a high-character guy who brings excitement and quality to our midfield.”

Pappa most recently played for Dutch club SC Heerenveen following a transfer from Chicago. He made 112 appearances for the Fire, scoring 26 goals and adding 12 assists, and has 30 international appearance for Guatemala.

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