- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 29, 2008
- 4 Comments
- Aalesunds, Pat Noonan, Summer Transfers, Trades
Just a quick update from the story we brought you this morning on Pat Noonan. According to Ives Galarcep at SBI, Noonan has re-signed with the league in a deal expected to be finalized in the coming days.
MLS is still finalizing transfer details with Norwegian side Aalesunds, which still had Noonan under contract. Once that is settled, the Noonan sweepstakes could begin.
Earlier it was believed he was going to be with the Revs but that may not be the case. New England has had several offers for Noonan and could work out a deal to trade him off to someone else now that he is back with the league.
New England still own his rights (apparently they retained the rights after offering him a new contract at similar money to his old contract) and could keep him to add to their attacking depth. Galarcep went on to mention that the San Jose Earthquakes and Columbus Crew are the leading candidates to trade with the Revs.
So Crew fans your man could still end up with you all in the coming weeks if a deal works out. I just wonder how eager the Crew are to make a deal happen now that he is actually back with the league. Its usually a smart thing for a club in first place to not deal with a club in second place like the Revs and Crew currently sit. So a deal with San Jose could be more likely. Or Colorado. Or Dallas. Or Houston. Or where ever you all think.
Where will Noonan end up? Think the Revs will keep him or deal him? Let’s hear it.