A Long Yet Rewarding Career

Posted: February 19, 2013 by sabeeson in IU Men's Soccer
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Pat Noonan had an impressive career with the Indiana University Men’s Soccer Program from 1999-2002. In his junior and senior season he was named a NSCAA first-team All-American and a second-team All-American in his sophomore season. His senior year he was runner up to Alecko Eskandarian for the Hermann Trophy, an award given to the United State’s top male and female soccer players, and he finished that season with 48 goals and 31 assists.

After his college career Noonan went on to play for the New England Revolution, being drafted in the first round (9th overall). In his first season with the Revolution he scored ten goals and racked up seven assists. He was runner up to Damani Ralph for Rookie of the Year, and in his second season he tied Amado Guevara for the MLS Scoring Champion Award after scoring eleven goals and having eight assists. This kid just always came in second or didn’t fully win. Anyway, his injury in 2006 led to his end in New England.

Following his career in New England, Noonan traveled across the pond to play for the Norwegian club Aalesunds FK. One season later Noonan came back to the MLS and played for the Columbus Crew. While in Columbus, he won the MLS Supporters’ Shield, MLS Cup, and the Trillium cup all in 2008.

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From here on out Noonan went to a different team each season; first with the Colorado Rapids (2009), then the Seattle Sounders FC (2010), and finally the LA Galaxy (2011).

When the Galaxy denied Noonan’s contract option, he entered in the 2012 Re-Entry Draft. After not being picked up, Noonan announced his retirement and accepted a job as an LA Galaxy assistant coach. He is still doing this today.

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