Saturday, July 31, 2010

Union waive G Perk; sign former Temple star Noone

Philadelphia Union have waived reserve goalkeeper Brian Perk and inked former Temple star J.T. Noone, a midfielder. 

The 21-year-old Perk was drafted in January during the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, as the Union's sixth pick, and 49th overall.

During his time with the Union, Perk earned two appearances with the expansion club as the team hosted two international friendlies, first against Scottish Premier League Celtic FC on July 14th, and then followed by the English Premier League's Manchester United on July 21st.

For the past six months, Noone has been training with the Union as well as playing for the club's USL-2 affiliate Harrisburg City Islanders. 

Raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Noone has been playing for the City Islanders over the last few months thanks to a partnership formed last February between the Islanders and the Union. This relationship allows the Union to loan players to Harrisburg on a game-by-game basis for increased playing time.  Noone has also been training for Philadelphia Union since preseason and saw playing time in the second half of the club's first ever international friendly against Celtic FC on July 14th.

Name:                        J.T. Noone
Position:                    Midfielder
Height:                      6-0
Weight:                     160
Born:                         July 17, 1988
Birthplace:                Harrisburg, Pa.
Citizenship:              USA
Last Club:                 Harrisburg City Islanders
Pronunciation:          J.T. Noone

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