New England re-signs Franchino and Noonan
The New England Revolution announced today that the team has re-signed midfielder/defender and club captain Joe Franchino and U.S. national team forward Pat Noonan. Per MLS and team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
The 2007 season will be Franchino's seventh season with the Revolution and Noonan's fifth with the team.
Franchino, 30, has been the team's captain since the 2002 season. He appeared in 21 regular season games for the Revolution in 2006, seeing time at left back, left-sided midfield and at central midfield.
Noonan, 26, was drafted by the Revolution in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft out of collegiate power Indiana University. In 92 career MLS games, Noonan has scored 30 goals and added 25 assists, to rank third and fourth, respectively, in the Revolution record book.
Noonan saw limited action in 2006 because of multiple injuries, but scored one goal -- the game-winning goal against New York on Sept. 9 -- and added three assists in 14 appearances with the Revs. Noonan also appeared in three of the Revolution's four postseason games -- including a start in MLS Cup 2006 -- scoring the series-tying goal versus Chicago in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and adding an assist on Taylor Twellman's game-winning goal against D.C. United in the Eastern Conference Championship.