Noah Merl

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Noah Merl
Personal information
Full name Noah Merl
Date of birth (1983-06-04) June 4, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Walnut Creek, California, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Seattle Wolves
Number 26
Youth career
2001–2004 California Golden Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Orange County Blue Star
2005 San Jose Earthquakes 0 (0)
2006–2008 Seattle Sounders 65 (0)
2007– Seattle Wolves (indoor)
2009– Seattle Wolves 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2009.

Noah Merl (born June 4, 1983 in Walnut Creek, California) is an American soccer player currently playing for Seattle Wolves in the USL Premier Development League.


College and Amateur[edit]

Merl attended the University of California, Berkeley where he played college soccer from 2001 to 2004 and was captain his last 2 years.[1] During the 2004 collegiate off season, he spent the summer with Orange County Blue Star of the USL Premier Development League.


Merl was drafted in the third round (29th overall) of the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft by the San Jose Earthquakes, but never played a first team game with the team, playing three games with their reserves[2] before being released at the end of the season.

On April 10, 2006, he signed with Seattle Sounders of the USL First Division, and spent the next three seasons with the team, playing 21 games in his first season, and finishing his career there with 65 appearances. In November 2007, he began playing with the Seattle Wolves in the Premier Arena Soccer League.

Following the demise of the USL1-1 Sounders at the end of 2008, Merl retired from professional soccer and signed with Seattle Wolves' outdoor expansion franchise in the USL Premier Development League for the 2009 season.

Currently Merl anchors the midfield for Green Shirts Football Club, 14 time and current Champions of Soccer Dome's Premiere league, "La Liga". In 23 career appearances Merl has tallied 18 goals and 16 assists, while steadfastly patrolling the midfield in defense. Merl also is a 13 time Sobe "Man of the match" award winner."We are very fortunate to have a player of Noah's quality in our side," Manager and team owner Ed Davis remarks."Our team's speed of play and cohesiveness has never been better."


Seattle Sounders[edit]


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