During his playing career from 2003-12, Noonan won two MLS Cups, raised his supporters shield back-to-back and lifted three US Open Cups across stations with New England, Los Angeles, Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders. On the international scene, he has 15 caps for the USMNT team.
Noonan is FC Cincinnati’s fourth coach in many years, having previously led the club by Alan Koch, Ron Gans and Japp Stam. Yuan Damet and Tyrone Marshall have both served as temporary head coach for varying lengths of time.
Now, they have acquired a respected Noonan coach with extensive MLS experience. The Orange & Blue team hope that will bode well in their first full campaign at TQL Stadium, their most modern venue which opened in 2021.
“I want to welcome Pat to FC Cincinnati,” said Lindner, FC Cincinnati’s CEO and controlling owner. “The search for the next coach has focused on candidates who have local coaching experience, have thrived in winning environments and will align with our vision for FC Cincinnati. I believe we have found the best candidate for the position. We can’t wait for Pat and his family to join us.”