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Former Union Player Update: Salinas grabs two starts, Jacobson and Dallas have a big week

Posted on 17 May 2011 by Breton Bonnette

 Major League Soccer

Courtesy of MLSSoccer.com


Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – worked 173 minutes last week in two FC Dallas wins, a 1-0 shutout of Toronto FC and a 2-0 win over his former team, the Union; he started both and was subbed out in the 83rd minute against Philadelphia; the two wins catapulted the Hoops into the mix in the Western Conference

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in either of FC Dallas’ wins last week;

Fred (DC United) – Fred was a late sub in DC United’s 1-1 tie with the defending champions; worked 10 minutes to help extend United’s three game unbeaten streak; captained the DC United side in a 1-0 reserve league win over the Philadelphia Union reserves today (5/17), played all 90 minutes

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – started and went 72 minutes in a Whitecaps tie with San Jose; Salinas was off the field for the 90th minute equalizer scored by Davide Chiumiento; on Saturday Salinas started again versus New England and went the whole game in a 1-0 loss to the Revolution; despite the loss – Salinas earned praise for his dangerous play down the right flank

Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – started and went the full 90 minutes in a surprising 3-2 away win over the New York Red Bulls

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – did not dress in Sporting Kansas City’s 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for the Galaxy’s midweek trip to Philadelphia but dressed in their 4-1 win over Sporting Kansas City; backed up Josh Saunders 


Brad Knighton (Carolina) – followed up his Defensive PLayer of the Week honors with two important wins, a 4-2 home victory vs. Eduardo Coudet and the Strikers and a surprising 2-1 win over Montreal at Saputo Stadium;

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started both games and went 90 minutes in each of Carolina’s aforementioned wins; the Railhawks now sit on top of the NASL tables with a 5-1-1 record
Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – missed the Strikers 4-2 loss to Brad Knighton and Carolina as Fort Lauderdale ended their four game away swing
Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) – started for the strikers in their 4-2 away loss to Carolina; another scheduled game for Saturday vs. FC Tampa Bay was postponed and rescheduled for late June
Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – Arrieta earned his first competitive minutes for the Strikers in the 4-2 loss to Carolina; the former Union defender came on in the 80th minute as the Strikers tried to fight back from a defecit

JT Noone (Harrisburg) – signed on May 5, 2011, Noone worked 8 minutes in a 1-1 tie against Richmond this past Saturday; should eventually get more minutes as he settles in


Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – the Mexican Clausura playoffs continue without San Luis FC, still no word on Orozco Fiscal and his future but one can be sure it’s not with San Luis

Dave Myrie (Limon FC) – Myrie may have a chance to head to Copa America 2011 this summer with the Costa Rican national team; the Ticos have yet to accept the Copa America invitation but due to his recent inclusion into the international friendlies, there’s a good chance Myrie will go. If not, there’s always the Gold Cup. The Ticos plan is to send a Senior Team to the Gold Cup in June and a U-23 team to Copa America with a couple scattered senior players.

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Former Player Profile: J.T. Noone

Posted on 30 July 2010 by Breton Bonnette

J.T. Noone at work for Temple

Position: Midfielder

Number: 17

Born: July 17, 1988

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

College: Temple

Height : 6’0″

Weight: 160

Previous Teams: Harrisburg City Islanders (USL)

Salary: $40,000 (2010)

How acquired (Union): Acquired on July 30, 2010 from USL-2 affiliate club, the Harrisburg City Islanders.


2010 with Philadelphia: Did not appear in Regular Season play. Played in several friendlies.

Did you know?

Noone went undrafted in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft which worked somewhat to his advantage. As an undrafted free agent, Noone worked out with his local team, the Union, joining their affiliate club and hometown team, the Harrisburg City Islanders before signing an MLS contract with the Union in late July.

Was previously with the Ocean City Barons of the USL’s Premier Development League. Noone was a key figure in the Barons Cinderella run in the US Open Cup, scoring a goal in their upset of USL-2’s Crystal Palace Baltimore, the gamewinning PK to beat the Charlotte Eagles (another USL-2 team), and faring well in a 2-0 loss to Major League Soccer side DC United.

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Union wins, Noone working his way on to the roster

Posted on 03 March 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Should we start the “sign him already” chants?

J.T. Noone at work for Temple

Temple product J.T. Noone figured into yet another goal in yesterday’s “training session” vs Mexican second division squad Universidad de Guadalajara. Brazilian midfielder Fred scored the goal off of a long feed from Noone, giving the Union a 1-0 win. As the team’s Mexican leg comes to a close, it gets more and more likely that the one trialist who could have a spot locked up on this squad is none other than local boy J.T. Noone. To add more fuel to that fire, what other trialist has found their way into Union press releases?

Noone should not be so much of an unknown for local fans. The All-American at Temple and Harrisburg, Pa., native has also showed his chops for Ocean City FC (a local South Jersey based PDL squad formerly named the Barons) and many Sons of Ben members remember his play in last year’s Open Cup match-up vs. DC United. Noone was one of the best on the field and for many people that doesn’t come as a surprise. In an interview almost nine months ago, Ocean City FC’s General Manager Neil Holloway told me simply,

JT Noone will be one to look for in the next few years.  This is his first PDL season with us, but I think this summer is really going to propel him and possibly help get him into the MLS draft.

Holloway was right about Noone getting to the draft but yet come draft day in Philadelphia, Noone went without a team. There weren’t any glaring remarks or deficiencies according to scouts or media members at the combine preceding the draft. The main concern for Joe Mauceri, head of Pro Player Pipeline and college soccer guru, was “My only concern is that his work rate is lacking and even more concerning is his conditioning. He needs to be in better shape for the MLS combine if he has serious interest in a professional career. I see him has a wide midfielder rather than a forward at the next level”. At the combine, comments on his fitness weren’t prevalent but more so the fact that he couldn’t do much to differentiate himself from the wealth of midfielders (the Amobi Okugos, Corben Bones and Tony Tchanis of the world). So Noone was overlooked after a combine where he just didn’t stand out. It probably happens all the time but now, with further nurturing and a LOT OF FITNESS (all thanks to Coach Nowak), he is doing what he needed to do at the Combine – stand out. 

One thing is for sure. Noone is starting to turn the heads of fans, coaches and players alike. Will that win him a contract offer? There are spots open and no one would argue the strength of the story that surrounds his inclusion on the roster. He has just over three weeks to make it a no-brainer for Coach Nowak and the rest of the Union staff. Think he has a shot? In true Philly fashion, I’ll always root for the underdog by predicting J.T. Noone will be a Zolo by March 25.  

Photo courtesy of Temple Owl Sports

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