Leading Career MLS Goal Scorer Re-Signs with D.C. United
The leading goal scorer in Major League Soccer, Jaime Moreno, re-signed recently with D.C. United. Moreno has been with United since the MLS was formed in 1996, except for a brief stint with the MetroStars in 2003. Moreno is a 34 year old forward from Bolivia who became the all-time leading goal scorer in August of 2007 scoring on a penalty kick against the New York Red Bulls for goal #109.
For his career Moreno has 112 goals and 89 assists. He is a 7 time MLS All Star and D.C. United Captain. Even though he turns 35 this year Moreno still has some gas left in his tanks, as last season he notched 7 goals and had 6 assists. His 7 goals were tied for 2nd on the team
Noonan leaves Revolution for Club in Norway
New England forward Pat Noonan has recently transferred to the Aalesund FK, which is a team in the Norwegian Premier League. Noonan is 27 years old and will be joining former Revolution goalkeeper Adin Brown, who is also playing for Aalesund FK. Noonan came back from an injury filled 2006 season he scored 7 goals and 4 assists in 2007, helping to lead the Revolution to the MLS Cup game. His 7 goals were tied for 2nd on the team behind Taylor Twellman’s 19 goals. In a recent friendly with Sweden Noonan had an assist in the 2-0 victory for the U.S. National Team.
The Revolution are apparently heading in another direction as they recently announced the transfer after not picking up Noonan’s contract for the upcoming MLS season. Noonan was free to seek other contracts and there were several European clubs that showed an interest in him. In 5 seasons in New England Noonan scored 37 goals and had 29 assists. He spent his entire MLS career with the Revolution after being drafted by the team in 2003. 2004 was his best season having 11 goals and 8 assists.
In other Revolution news defender Joe Franchino re-signed with the team. Franchino is a 31-year-old defender and will be entering his 8th season for the Revolution.