Sam Cronin

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Sam Cronin
Sam Cronin.jpg
Cronin playing for San Jose Earthquakes in 2012
Personal information
Full name Sam Cronin[1]
Date of birth (1986-12-12) December 12, 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 4
Youth career
2005–2008 Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Carolina Dynamo 39 (9)
2009–2010 Toronto FC 33 (1)
2010– San Jose Earthquakes 126 (3)
National team
2009 United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 3, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 26, 2009

Sam Cronin (born December 12, 1986) is an American soccer player who plays for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Cronin attended Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he moved with his family in 1999. He played college soccer at Wake Forest University,[2] scoring ten goals in twenty-four appearances in 2008, and was one of three finalists for the Hermann Trophy, an award for the best Division I college soccer player.[3] Cronin ultimately finished as second runner-up for the trophy,[4] but won the 2008 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for Men's Soccer.[5][6]

During his college years, Cronin also played in the USL Premier Development League for Carolina Dynamo, making thirty-nine appearances in four years, and scoring nine goals.[7]

Cronin with Toronto FC in June 2009

Professional[edit]

Cronin was selected second overall by Major League Soccer team Toronto FC in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft on January 15, 2009.[8] Cronin made his professional debut on 21 March 2009, in Toronto's first game of the 2009 MLS season against Kansas City Wizards.[9] He scored his first professional goal on June 13, 2009 against the New York Red Bulls.

Cronin was traded to San Jose Earthquakes on 21 June 2010 in return for allocation money.[10]

International career[edit]

In June 2009, he received his first call-up by the United States national team for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. On July 11 Cronin made his debut with the United States against Haiti, lending a hand in the opening goal in the 2-2 draw.

Honours[edit]

Wake Forest University
Toronto FC
San Jose Earthquakes

Career stats[edit]

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Domestic
Cup1
Concacaf
Competition2
Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Toronto FC 2009 MLS 27 1 3 - - - 3 0 0 2 0 0 32 1 3
2010 MLS 6 0 1 - - - 3 0 0 - - - 9 0 1
San Jose Earthquakes 2010 MLS 14 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 14 0 0
Total 47 1 4 - - - 6 0 0 2 0 0 55 1 4

Last Update: October 3, 2010.

1) Nutrilite Canadian Cup/US Open Cup

2) Concacaf Champions League/Cup

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "S. Cronin". Soccerway. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  2. ^ Daniels, Rob (2007-12-14). "Wake soccer team wins with a Tar Heel flavor". News & Record. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  3. ^ "AWARDS: Cronin and Wake duo are Hermann finalists". Soccer America. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  4. ^ "News Release: Kerri Hanks, Marcus Tracy Win Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy" (PDF). Missouri Athletic Club. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2009-02-08. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Wake Forest: Cronin Named Semifinalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award". NCAA. 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Sam Cronin Wins Lowe's Senior CLASS Award". The ACC. 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  7. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/docs/home/PDL-MLS09DraftList.pdf
  8. ^ "Toronto FC picks 2 Canadians in MLS draft". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  9. ^ Young, Cole (2009-03-21). "Toronto knocks off Wizards 3-2". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2009-03-22. [dead link]
  10. ^ http://www.sjearthquakes.com/news/2010/06/quakes-acquire-cronin-toronto-fc

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