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Sam Cronin

Men's National Team
National Teams

A member of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup side that marched impressively to the final, Sam Cronin made the move to the West Coast mid-season in 2010 when he joined the San Jose Earthquakes from Toronto. With San Jose, he helped the Earthquakes into the playoffs for their first time since their reformation in the Bay Area.

  •  Made his first appearance for the USA when he started against Haiti in the Group Stage of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
  • Appeared in both playoff matches for the Earthquakes as they reached the 2010 Eastern Conference Final
  • Selected second overall in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC
2009: Represented the U.S. in the CONCACAF Gold Cup starting and playing 90 minutes against Haiti… Made second appearance as a substitute in the 80th minute of the final against Mexico … First Appearance: July 11, 2009 vs. Haiti … First Goal: None
2010: Traded to San Jose in June from Toronto … Played 17 regular season games for San Jose, starting all but one … Signed with the San Jose Earthquakes … 2009: Selected second overall by Toronto FC in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft … Made his professional debut on 21 March 2009, in Toronto's first game of the 2009 MLS season against Kansas City Wizards … Scored his first professional goal on June 13, 2009 against the New York Red Bulls.

Son of Barry and Laurie, and has four siblings: McNeil, Colin, Hugh, and Grace … the player he’d most like to face in a game is Zinedine Zidane.

2008: Appeared in 24 games for Wake Forest…Scored 10 goals and 4 assists…Named Hermann Trophy finalist…Was named NSCAA First Team All-American as well as Soccer American First Team MVP…College Soccer News named him to First Team All-American…Was First Team All-ACC and named captain…2007: Started all 26 games he appeared in scoring 3 goals and adding 8 assists…Named NSCAA Second Team All-American, Soccer America First Team MVP…NSCAA First Team All-South, ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American and team captain…2006: Started 25 of 25 games he appeared in scoring 4 goals and added 4 assists…Named NSCAA Second Team All-South, ACC All-Tournament, and team MVP…2005: Started 23 of 23 games he appeared in…Added 3 assists in his rookie season and was named ACC All-Freshman Team.