We asked for Fan-Submitted questions for a quick Q&A with Marco Pappa today... Here's your answers...
EN FUEGO: Who do you think will win the World Cup? Who will you cheer for since Guatemala isn't in the tournament?
Marco Pappa: I think Argentina will win the World Cup because they have a lot of stars in the team, including the best player in the World in Lionel Messi. I root for Argentina and Italy because they are the teams that I followed the most, and also because I grew up watching both teams.
EF: Other than soccer, what sport would you have liked to have participated in?
MP: I like tennis and karate a lot, so If I wasn’t a soccer player... I would love to be a karate fighter since my dad use to be a professional karate fighter and he was Pan-American champion.
EF: How do you like Chicago? What do you do when you're not training or playing in Fire matches?
MP: I like Chicago a lot because it is a very clean, beautiful, and relaxing city. In the summer, I like to go to the beach a lot with my friends and family members. I also enjoy walking around downtown.
EF: What kind of music do you listen to to prepare for a Fire game?
MP: I like all sorts of music. They can be in English or Spanish, you name it. I like Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Salsa, Cumbia, Rock, everything!
EF: Who had an impact on your life growing up?
MP: I had several examples while I grew up, which I am really thankful for. I had my parents, brothers, friends, and coaches who all made an impact in my life in a certain way.
EF: What player do you model yourself after? Why?
MP: I really enjoy watching Lionel Messi’s style of playing. I think he is a very effective player, very talented, fast, and those are some of the things that I would like to assimilate.