Steve Cronin

Steve Cronin
Steve Cronin
Steve Cronin
Real Name: Steve Cronin
HT: 6' 3" WT: 197
Age: 36 (05/28/1983)
Birthplace: Sacramento, CA
Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA


2009: Cronin was loaned to D.C. United from the Portland Timbers following the USL First Division season. He started two regular season matches for United, posting a 1-0-1 record and one shutout. He also appeared in D.C United’s CONCACAF Champions League match against Mexico’s Toluca on 10/20.

2008: In his fourth season with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Cronin started the first 22 games of the season before injuring his hand on 8/30 against the New England Revolution. He recorded 92 saves, 1,935 minutes played and the club’s only two clean sheets on the season. Cronin Finished the season with a record of 6-9-6.

2007: Made one appearance for the Galaxy on 9/1 against Real Salt Lake. Cronin contributed to the team’s 2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run, playing in three tournament games. With the Galaxy reserves, he played in seven games as a goalkeeper and forward.

2006: Cronin started four games in his second season with the Galaxy. The netminder picked up his first career victory on April 29 in a 3-2 win over Real Salt Lake. He recorded a 1.25 goals-against average in his four appearances, finishing the campaign with a 1-3-0 record. Cronin Started 11 of his 12 appearances with the Galaxy reserves and posted a 4-5-2 record and two shutouts in the Reserve Division.

2005: Cronin was acquired by the Galaxy from the San Jose Earthquakes as part of multi-player trade on 1/12. He made his MLS debut in a 2-2 draw against the Kansas City Wizards on 9/17. He earned the win in a 5-2 result over Chivas USA in the fourth round of the 2005 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament. With the Galaxy reserves, Cronin started 10 games and compiled a 4-4-2 record and a 2.20 goals-against average.


2010: Started 28 games in his second season with the USSF Division-2 Pro League Portland Timbers and anchored a backline that ranked second in the league in fewest goals allowed (23 in 30 matches). Cronin ranked among league leaders in shutouts (12), minutes played (2,509) and third in goals-against average (0.79). He recorded a11-7-10 record and a career-high 109 saves. He became the first goalkeeper of the Timbers’ USL/USSF D-2 era to post back-to-back 10-plus shutout seasons.

2009: Cronin was an all-league selection for the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division. He won the league’s Goalkeeper of the Year Award after posting a 15-4-9 record during the regular season. Cronin ranked among league leaders in wins (15), shutouts (10) and goals-against average (0.68), helping the Timbers to a USL First Division-record 24-game unbeaten streak during the regular season and the USL First Division Commissioner’s Cup as the regular-season champion. Following the conclusion of the USL season, Cronin was loaned to D.C. United.


2001-2003: Cronin played three seasons at Santa Clara University, leading the Broncos to West Coast Conference titles in 2001 and 2003. He was an All-WCC First Team selection as a junior and received all-league honorable mention as a freshman in 2001. Despite missing parts of his sophomore and junior seasons due to commitments with the U.S. National Team, Cronin played in 37 matches during his time at Santa Clara, posting a career mark of 22-8-4 with 12 shutouts.


Signed on 12/17/10 following a trade with Portland, sending goalkeeper Troy Perkins to the Timbers.


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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2011D.C. United2012606400002
2009D.C. United2218019211101
2008Los Angeles Galaxy222219352924433696
2007Los Angeles Galaxy119006200010
2006Los Angeles Galaxy44360011500130
2005Los Angeles Galaxy119003200001
2004San Jose Earthquakes00000000000
Career Totals-323027813127594481310
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