FCC's Pat Noonan Named MLS Coach of the year.


by Neil Meyer


This morning the MLS announced that FC Cincinnati head coach Pat Noonan was named the Sigi Schmid MLS Coach of the year. Noonan led the Orange and Blue to their best season in club history after clinching the Supporters Shield for the first time in club history as he led the Orange and Blue to a 20-5-9 record to date as they scored a league high 69 points. The Orange and Blue became just the 9th team in Major League Soccer history to record 20 or more wins (excluding the shootout era). 

Noonan has taken the club to unprecedent heights since taking over as head coach ahead of the 2022 season. Noonan led the Orange and Blue to a 13-2-2 record this season at TQL Stadium, despite winning their first 10 home matches of the season. 

In Noonan's second season at the realm, he has produced the best season in club history, produced 2023 MLS All-Stars in Alvaro Barreal, Lucho Acosta, Matt Miazga. Miazga, took home the 2023 MLS Defender of the year award last week, and now joins his head coach as both achieve such prestigious honors for their efforts this past season. 

Noonan, led all voters after racking up nearly 45% of the total votes according to the MLS after receiving nearly 42% from the players, 56% from the clubs, 27.56% from the media. Noonan now etches his name into club history as the club's first ever coach of the year as well as the clubs first ever supporter's shield. 

Noonan will look to lead the Orange and Blue this weekend as they prepare for the Philadelphi Union in the MLS Eastern Conference Semifinals with first kick set for 8pm on Saturday at TQL Stadium. 

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