Seattle Sounders’ Noonan keen to build on first match

Seattle Sounders midfielder Pat Noonan is keen to build on his first game with the club.

Seattle Sounders midfielder Pat Noonan is keen to build on his first game with the club.

The ex-Colorado Rapids man got a home debut as the Sounders went down to the New York Red Bulls on the weekend and although he was disappointed with the loss, he was just happy to be back out on the pitch.

“It was good to get the minutes in. It was disappointing that you come out with a loss but a lot of good possessions and some good chances but just couldn't convert,” he said.

Noonan added that things would definitely get easier for him as he learnt more about how his teammates play.

“It's a learning experience,” he added. “Before the game, I was kind of asking around, seeing that there was going to be some movements and adjustments.

“Freddie [Ljungberg] likes to hop out wide so just trying to get into that rhythm of finding holes and getting out of the way when Freddie comes out wide or whatever it might be. You try to go out there and try to be creative and I was trying to get some crosses in, maybe get some chances, and get some shots on goal or something."

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