Rapids Acquire Striker Pat Noonan From Columbus

COMMERCE CITY COLO. (Monday June 15 2009) – The Colorado Rapids have acquired forward Pat Noonan in a trade with the Columbus Crew the club announced today.
In exchange Colorado sent their 2010 first round SuperDraft pick and allocation money to Columbus. Per club and league policies terms of the allocation money were not disclosed.
To view Noonan's online bio page click here.
A seven-year MLS veteran Noonan joins the Rapids having scored 38 goals and registering 32 assists in 135 career games. He has appeared in five games this season with the Crew and has tallied one assist.

Noonan began his career with New England and in just his second season won a share of the league’s scoring title with 11 goals and 8 assists for 30 points. In 2007 he captured the MLS Cup after having led the Revolution to three consecutive MLS championship games. That same season Noonan was also named Most Valuable Player in the team’s U.S. Open Cup championship victory.

Noonan made 11 appearances for Aalesunds FK of the Norwegian Premier League last year before joining the Crew on August 6 just in time to join them for their 2008 MLS Cup championship run.

The Rapids (4-2-5 fourth in the Western Conference) return from a bye week to take on Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United this Saturday June 20th at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park at 7:30 pm MT.

Pat Noonan – Forward
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
DOB: August 2 1980
Hometown: Ballwin MO
College: Indiana
Last Club: Columbus Crew
Colorado Rapids – Acquired forward Pat Noonan in a trade with the Columbus Crew in exchange for the Rapids’ 2010 first round SuperDraft pick and allocation money.