MLS football side FC Cincinnati have appointed Pat Noonan as their new head coach. Noonan was the assistant manager at fellow MLS football team Philadelphia Union before his appointment as the new FC Cincinnati head coach was confirmed on Tuesday. Noonan will link up with General Manager Chris Albright in the bid to revive the fortunes of FC Cincinnati who are now with a sixth head coach in four MLS Football seasons.FC Cincinnati will enter their fourth MLS football season at the start of next year.
New FC Cincinnati boss Noonan is renowned for scoring the first goal at Subaru Park before he joined the coaching crew at Philadelphia Union. Noonan joined the Jim Curtin-led Union coaching crew three years ago. Subaru Park is the home stadium of Philadelphia Union. Noonan has been part of the coaching crew that led Union to the most points in MLS football over the last three seasons.
Noonan had a decent MLS regular season record netting 43 times in 183 games as he led the Union attack for many years and he would be remembered for his advice to penalty takers asPhiladelphia Union beat Nashville SC to secure a place in the Eastern Conference final for the first time this season.
The new FC Cincinnati head coach is undoubtedly part of the Curtin coaching tree and he has connection to two other MLS football legendary managers. He played for both Bruce Arena and SigiSchmidduring his MLS career and he coached alongside Arena at MLS football giants LA Galaxy and the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT).