HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Holstein Kiel and signed through 2021 with a club option in 2022 on May 7, 2019.
Kronholm assumed the role as the Fire's regular starting goalkeeper in his first season in MLS and finished the year strong with five clean sheets, the fewest goals allowed per game (0.9) and the second-highest save percentage (79.55%) from July 27 to Oct. 6.
OUTSIDE MLS: Born in Fort Belvoir, Va., Kronholm, who holds dual citizenship in the United States and Germany, spent the previous 14 seasons competing in various leagues in Germany. Since making his professional debut in 2005, Kronholm, 34, has made 326 professional appearances and notched 91 clean sheets across all competitions. His career highlights include double-digit clean sheets in four consecutive seasons, including a career-high 19 clean sheets in the 2014-15 3.Liga campaign with Holstein Kiel. He joined the Fire after spending five seasons with Holstein Kiel. In the 2016-17 season, he helped the German club earn promotion to the 2.Bundesliga, tallying 17 clean sheets in 39 appearances (39 starts) across all competitions. Kronholm appeared in 30 matches in the 2018-19 season, tallying six clean sheets.