MLS: The Seattle Sounders acquired former Chicago midfielder Marco Pappa through Major League Soccer’s allocation process.
Seattle made the acquisition on Friday. He will be added to the roster pending receipt of his visa and international transfer clearance.
Pappa, 26, previously played in 11 matches for SC Heerenveen in the Dutch first division during the 2012-13 season. Prior to his time in the Dutch league, Pappa played for Chicago from 2008-12, playing in 112 matches with 26 goals and 16 assists. He has also made 30 appearances for the Guatemalan national team.
Pappa is a two-time MLS all-star selection. He is expected to join Seattle during its preseason training in Tucson, Ariz.
Cellphone users can keep eye on Sky
COLLEGES: The Big Sky Conference released a cellphone application that allows viewers to see more than 500 streamed events.
The Watch Big Sky App will allow fans to more easily access live and archived Big Sky events. It’s available at the Apple Store and on Google Play for android devices. Users can download the free app without being required to register or download other programs.
Watch Big Sky was designed and created by America One Sports, the Big Sky’s video-streaming provider.
“More and more fans are viewing video-streamed sporting events through mobile and tablet devices,” said conference assistant commissioner for media relations Jon Kasper. “We’re very excited to offer this app to make the viewing experience easier and more enjoyable.”