Noodles Noonan, MLS Oct. Player Of The Month

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  1. Danizinho

    Danizinho New Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Next month, Noonan's going to be named Player Of The Year and then he'll begin working on his campaign to become the Player Of The Decade. I've been given the honor of writing Noonan's acceptance speech, too. Here it goes: "First off, I'd like to thank all the fans of the New England Revolution and coach Stevie NICHOLS. Secondly, I'd like to thank Bob Bradley and the MetroStars, for they truly are my 8itches.." :)

    Seriously: Congrats, Pat!! Sch-weet.

    Rookie Takes Second Major Honor of the Week
    Coming off Hat Trick Performance Versus MetroStars

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - New England Revolution
    rookie forward Pat Noonan was named MLS Player of the Month by the
    Professional Soccer Reporters Association (PSRA) for the Month of October.

    Noonan scored in three of the Revolution's
    four games in October. He is tied for ninth in scoring in MLS with 27 points
    (10 goals, 7 assists) and is second in the league in scoring among rookies.

    Yesterday, Noonan was named MLS Player of
    the Week for Week 30 of the MLS season after registering his first career
    hat trick in the Revolution's 5-2 victory over the MetroStars on Saturday,
    October 25.

    The Revolution won their last five matches
    of the 2003 MLS regular season and are unbeaten in their last seven heading
    into the MLS Cup Playoffs, which begin this coming weekend.

    Noonan notched the Revs' first goal against
    the Metros in the 41st minute of Saturday's game. He took a pass from Steve
    Ralston at the top of the penalty area and struck a low, left-footed shot
    that skimmed between the legs of MetroStars goalkeeper Paul Grafer.

    Noonan scored his second goal of the contest
    in the 51st minute. Dario Fabbro played a bending ball into the area from
    right flank which deflected off of defender Juan Forchetti before Noonan
    lobbed a header over Grafer and into the goal.

    With the score 4-1 in the 68th minute,
    Noonan completed his hat trick when he collected a low cross from the left
    side by Brian Kamler. Noonan then made one of his patented cutback maneuvers
    through the MetroStars' defense before easily slotting a shot past Grafer
    from eight yards out. José Cancela triggered the attack for New England by
    releasing Kamler down the left wing with a spectacular overhead kick from

    Noonan started the month of October with a
    goal in the 4-1 victory over the Dallas Burn on October 4 at Dragon Stadium
    in Southlake, TX. Noonan put a shot past Dallas keeper Jeff Cassar after a
    sudden cutback move in the penalty area. Shalrie Joseph and Taylor Twellman
    were the setup men on the play; Joseph played the ball from central midfield
    to Twellman who then passed to Noonan. Noonan took several touches to beat
    former Revolution defender Brian Dunseth and then slotted a shot past

    Noonan continued his scoring on October 18
    at Giants Stadium in E.Rutherford, New Jersey when MetroStars captain Steve
    Jolley intercepted a long forward ball from Leo Cullen that was intended for
    Pat Noonan, but Noonan pressured Jolly and took the ball off his foot and
    broke in on the MetroStars goal. Jolley stayed with Noonan as he raced in on
    goal, but the rookie was able to deftly chip the ball past the onrushing
    Walker from 13 yards out to make the score 2-0.

    This is the first time that Noonan has
    received Player of the Month honors. The Major League Soccer Player of the
    Month is selected every month throughout the MLS season by a panel of
    journalists from the Professional Soccer Reporters Association (PSRA).

    The Revs begin MLS Cup Playoffs action on
    Saturday, November 1 at 5 p.m. at Giants Stadium in the first game of their
    Conference Semifinals home-and-home, aggregate goals series with the

    The home leg of the Conference Semifinal
    first round playoff series for the Revolution will be played on November 9
    at 4 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. Playoff tickets are on sale now. Call
    1-877-GET-REVS for tickets or more information.

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