Noonan in high demand

December 11, 2003
By Marc Connolly
Not too long after the New England Revolution had returned to the locker room following their season-ending loss to Chicago in the Eastern Conference final, Steve Nicol took Pat Noonan aside for a moment.

The 2002 MLS Coach of the Year could have gone on all night telling his young striker how well he performed in his rookie campaign, how the loss wasn't his fault, and how they wouldn't have been there without him.

Instead, Nicol kept it brief, and passed on some information ...

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