Marco Pappa will don the blue-and-white in this summer’s Gold Cup

Fire players named for international duty

Chicago Fire Soccer Club midfielder Marco Pappa and defender Deris Umanzor have been called up to the Guatemala and El Salvador National Team’s roster, respectively, for their upcoming international friendly matches next week.

Marco Pappa will travel first to Fort Lauderdale, FL to represent the Guatemalan national team as they will take on Nicaragua on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Lockhart Stadium; while defender Deris Umanzor will take a trip to Los Angeles, CA as El Salvador faces Honduras on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Following their matches, both Fire teammates will depart to Washington, D.C. with their respective national teams as they will face-off on Tuesday, Sept. 7.     

The Fire return to TOYOTA PARK to entertain Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle and the league-leading LA Galaxy on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 3:00 PM CT (Comcast SportsNet/TeleFutura). For tickets, please call 1-888-MLS-FIRE (657-3473) or head to the club’s official website at