Sam Cronin

Sam Cronin
Sam Cronin
Sam Cronin
Colorado Rapids
Real Name: Sam Cronin
HT: 5' 10" WT: 165
Age: 28 (12/12/1986)
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Citizenship: USA
College: Wake Forest
Birth date: December 12, 1986
Acquired: Colorado traded allocation money for Cronin in a deal completed January 19, 2015, with San Jose Earthquakes.


  • Started in 30 of his 31 appearances for the San Jose Earthquakes.
  • Logged a total of 2,627 minutes and scored two goals on the season.


  • Voted Earthquakes Most Valuable Player by media, coaches and teammates.
  • The only San Jose player to start every one of the team’s 34 regular season games, scoring two goals and adding four assists.
  • His goal against the Colorado Rapids was the first game-winner of his career.
  • Made his 100th career MLS start on March 16 against the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium


  • Started in 30 of his 31 appearances, logging a total of 2,578 minutes
  • Had his first two-assist game against Toronto, the club that selected him No. 2 overall in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.
  • Scored the equalizer for the ‘Quakes in a 4-3 win over LA Galaxy in late June.


  • Started 22 of 27 appearances for the Earthquakes, recording two assists.


  • Acquired by San Jose from Toronto in exchange for allocation money
  • Made San Jose debut against Real Salt Lake on July 21.
  • Started in 16 of 17 appearances for the year


  • Selected by Toronto as the third overall pick of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Maryland
  • Started 26 of 27 games played, logging 2,363 minutes for third highest on the team.
  • Scored first professional goal in a 2-1 home victory against New York.


  • Earned two caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team, 90 minutes against Haiti in Gold Cup group play in 2009, and as a substitute against Mexico that same year.
  • Participated in a U.S. National Team training camp in January of 2011.


  • Scored 10 goals and contributed four assists in 24 games for Wake Forest University in his senior year
  • Named a finalist for the Hermann Trophy
  • Selected to the NSCAA and College Soccer News first team All-America squads.


  • Attended Mt. Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. and was named a 2003 NSCAA youth All-American.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Colorado Rapids262412143018238091
2014San Jose Earthquakes313022627026636150
2013San Jose Earthquakes343422971428748040
2012San Jose Earthquakes313012578625337030
2011San Jose Earthquakes272201903221229061
2010San Jose Earthquakes17160140105117021
2010Toronto FC6403531312000
2009Toronto FC272612363413212120
Career Totals-19918671633917139242192313
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