Cronin playing for San Jose Earthquakes in 2012
|Full name||Sam Cronin|
|Date of birth||December 12, 1986|
|Place of birth||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2005–2008||Wake Forest Demon Deacons|
|2010–2014||San Jose Earthquakes||140||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:30, 28 October 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 26, 2009
College and amateur
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, 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. Cronin ultimately finished as second runner-up for the trophy, but won the 2008 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for Men's Soccer.
Cronin was selected second overall by Major League Soccer team Toronto FC in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft on January 15, 2009. Cronin made his professional debut on 21 March 2009, in Toronto's first game of the 2009 MLS season against Kansas City Wizards. He scored his first professional goal on June 13, 2009 against the New York Red Bulls.
On January 19, 2015, Cronin signed with the Colorado Rapids in exchange for allocation money. He was selected as a member of the 2015 MLS All-Star Game, coming on at the start of the 2nd half, before being subbed off for Jozy Altidore in the 77th minute. Cronin currently serves as the Rapids team captain.
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.
- Wake Forest University
- Toronto FC
- San Jose Earthquakes
|San Jose Earthquakes||2010||MLS||14||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||14||0||0|
Last Update: October 3, 2010.
1) Nutrilite Canadian Cup/US Open Cup
2) Concacaf Champions League/Cup
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- Young, Cole (2009-03-21). "Toronto knocks off Wizards 3-2". The Kansas City Star. Archived from the original on March 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-22.
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