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Noonan signs on through end of this season

Here's the release from the club:

The Seattle Sounders FC announced today midfielder/forward Pat Noonan has signed a contract extension through the remainder of the season. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Noonan, 30, made his first appearance of the season last Sunday versus New England. He is in his second year with Sounders FC after scoring one goal and one assist in 12 games (eight starts) in 2010.

"I'm pleased that we could work out an agreement that's beneficial to both Pat and the club," said head coach Sigi Schmid. "Pat has vision and intelligence that strengthens the team when he's on the field, and now that he's healthy we feel he can help us during the second half of the season."

Noonan spent the latter portion of last season on the Disabled List and underwent hip surgery during the offseason.

A veteran of nine MLS seasons, Noonan has 41 goals and 33 assists in 165 career appearances.

Transaction: Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) - M/F Pat Noonan signed contract extension