CHESTER, Pa. (July 30, 2010) – Philadelphia Union announced today the signing of former Temple University midfielder J.T. Noone. For the past six months, Noone has been training with the Union as well as playing for the Harrisburg City Islanders, the Union's USL-2 affiliate. Per Major League Soccer and team policies, the details of the signing will not be disclosed.
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 with 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 14.
Name: J.T. Noone
Born: July 17, 1988
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pa.
Last Club: Harrisburg City Islanders
Pronunciation: J.T. Noone
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