Pat 'Noodles' Noonan MLS POTW-Wk 30

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  1. Danizinho

    Danizinho New Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    MLS may be single-entity, but it's Noooooooooooooonan who owns the Metros! Gotta love it...

    Hat Trick Versus MetroStars Lands Rookie Award for Second Time in 2003

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - New England Revolution forward Pat
    Noonan was named MLS Player of the Week by the Professional Soccer Reporters
    Association (PSRA) for the week ending October 25, 2003 (Week 30). Noonan
    registered his first career hat trick in the Revolution's 5-2 victory over
    the MetroStars this past Saturday. 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.

    This is the second time Noonan has been named MLS Player of
    the Week, having received the honor for Week 24 of the 2003 season after
    scoring two goals against the MetroStars on September 13.

    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 midfield.

    Noonan joins Chris Brown, Alberto Naveda and Taylor Twellman
    as the only four players in team history to record hat tricks. Brown did so
    most recently, tallying three goals in a 5-1 Revs win over the Chicago Fire
    on August 28, 2003 at Gillette Stadium.

    This is the fifth time a Revolution player has been named
    Player of the Week in 2003. Previous winners this season are: Taylor
    Twellman (Week 7), Brian Kamler (Week 9), Chris Brown (Week 22) and Pat
    Noonan (Week 24).

    The Major League Soccer Player of the Week is selected every
    week 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 MetroStars.

    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.
  2. MouseyTongue

    MouseyTongue New Member

    Feb 16, 2001
    a box in the Chairma
    New England Revolution
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    I had the url copied, you beat me to the punch!

    Props to Noonan, not only for this week but for being the winningest rookie POTW (Damani Ralph won in week 16)
  3. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    I think Noonan's best skill is in his deception. He doesn't seem at all dangerous on the field and thereby gets defenders/goalkeepers to relax. I have no doubt that he's somebody who could be shut down with persistent attention, but Twellman's kind of the same way.

    Neither overwhelms defenders; they just find a bit of an opening that the defense failed to close up.
  4. clearblue

    clearblue New Member

    Aug 9, 2001

    Noonan may not overwhelm with a specific physical talent. As is the case with Twellman, they both have that scorer's nack for drifting into unmarked areas...simply being a good goalscorer.

    However, Shalrie Joseph is still my pick for rookie of the year.

    Noonan has shown he can play and score goals on the road...something that isn't easy in any league.

    Go Revs! (and the Fire too!)

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