Sam Cronin

Sam Cronin
Sam Cronin
San Jose Earthquakes
Midfielder
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Real Name: Sam Cronin
HT: 5' 10" WT: 165
Age: 28 (12/11/1986)
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

How he joined the club: Acquired via trade with Toronto FC on June 21, 2010 in exchange for allocation money.

2014: Finished the season with two goals in 31 appearances in his fifth year with San Jose … Played the most minutes for a field player with 2537 … Passed John Doyle on the Earthquakes’ all-time games started list with 130 … CCL: Played 90 minutes against Deportivo Toluca FC at Buck Shaw Stadium on March 11 … Started and played 120 minutes against Deportivo Toluca FC at Nemesio Diez Stadium on March 19 … Open Cup: Was on the bench, but did not play against Sacramento Republic FC at Kezar Stadium on June 11 … Played 120 minutes against Seattle Sounders FC at Starfire Sports Complex  on June 24. 

2013: Only player on the Earthquakes' roster to start each of the club's 34 regular season games ... Scored a career-high two goals ... Added four assists, the second-most in a single season during his professional career ... His goal against the Colorado Rapids on June 15 was a game-winner, the first of his career ... Two of his four assists were game-winners ... Made his 100th career MLS start on March 16 against the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium ... Voted Earthquakes Most Valuable Player by media, coaches and teammates ... CCL: Started and played 90 minutes vs. Montreal on Sept. 17.

2012: MLS: Played 90 minutes vs. NE on 3/10 … Started and played 80 minutes vs. HOU on 3/17 … Played all 90 minutes at TFC on 3/24, producing his first career two-assist game against the club that selected him No. 2 overall in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft … Assisted on Chris Wondolowski’s game-winner in the ninth minute at TFC, as well as Wondolowski’s 67th-minute clincher … Played 90 minutes at SEA on 3/31 … Started and played 68 minutes vs. VAN on 4/7 … Played 90 minutes at NY on 4/14 … Started and played 61 minutes vs. RSL on 4/21 … Started and played 60 minutes at PHI on 4/28 … Came off the bench for the first time in 2012 and played the last 18 minutes vs. DC on 5/2 … Played 90 minutes at VAN on 5/5 … DNP vs. CHV on 5/13 … Played 90 minutes vs. CLB on 5/19 … Started and played 66 minutes at LA on 5/23 … DNP at SKC on 5/27 … Started and played 70 minutes at COL on 6/20 … DNP at RSL on 6/23 … Started and played 90 minutes vs. LA on 6/30, scoring the equalizing goal in the 47th minute … Started and played 90 minutes at POR on 7/3, at FCD on 7/7, vs. RSL on 7/14, vs. FCD on 7/18, at VAN on 7/22, vs. CHI on 7/28, vs. SEA on 8/11, at MTL on 8/18 …Started and played 85 minutes vs. CHV on 9/2 … Started and played 90 minutes at CHV on 9/15, vs. POR on 9/19, at SEA on 9/22, vs. FCD on 9/29 … Started and played 90 minutes at COL on 10/6, recording an assist in the 83rd minute … Started and played 90 minutes vs. LA on 10/21, at POR on 10/27 … Reserves: Came on as a substitute for the final 33 minutes vs. CHV on 5/14 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 90 minutes against LA in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals … Started and played 90 minutes on 11/4 at LA in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals …Open Cup: Started and played 56 minutes vs. FTL on 5/29 …  Came on as a substitute in the 88th minute on 6/6 vs. MIN … Started and played 90 minutes vs. SEA on 6/26 …Started and played 90 minutes on 8/25 vs. COL, recording an assist in the 68th minute … Exhibition: --.

2011: MLS: Played 90 minutes and received a yellow card vs. RSL on 3/19 … Played 90 minutes at FCD on 3/26 and vs. SEA on 4/2 … Played 90 minutes and received a yellow card vs. TFC on 4/9 … Played 90 minutes at NY on 4/16 … Played 90 minutes and received a yellow card vs. CHV on 4/23 … Came on as a substitute in 64th minute at PHI on 4/30 … Played 90 minutes at VAN on 5/11 … Came on as a substitute in 72nd minute vs. CLB on 5/14 … Came on as a substitute in 68th minute at CHI on 5/28 … Played 90 minutes vs. HOU on 6/4 … Played 90 minutes and notched an assist at DC on 6/11 … Started and played 45 minutes at KC on 6/17 … Came on as a substitute in 89th minute vs. NY on 7/2 … Started and played 77 minutes at CHV on 7/6 … Came on as a substitute in 92nd minute in extra time at CLB on 7/16 … Played 90 minutes at RSL on 7/23 … Played 90 minutes vs. DC on 7/30 … Started and played 64 minutes vs. POR on 8/6 … Played 90 minutes vs. COL on 8/13 and vs. CHI on 9/10 … Started and played 88 minutes at HOU on 9/17 … Started and played 76 minutes at POR on 9/21 … Played 90 minutes vs. SKC on 10/1 … Played 90 minutes at NE on 10/8 and notched an assist … Played 90 minutes at SEA on 10/15 and vs. FCD on 10/22 … Exhibition: Started and played 45 minutes vs. West Brom on 7/12 … Open Cup Qualifying: Played 120 minutes, notched the game-winning assist and received a yellow card at POR on 5/3 … Played 120 minutes against CHI on 5/24 … Reserves: Played 90 minutes at VAN on 9/6.

2010: MLS: Appeared in 23 games, 17 with San Jose … Made 2010 debut for TFC at CLB on 3/17 … Played 90 minutes at COL on 4/18 and at LA on 5/15 … Started and played 59 minutes vs. NE on 5/22 … Came on as a substitute in the 84th minute vs. SEA on 4/25 … Came on as a substitute in the 82nd minute at SJ on 5/29 … Acquired on June 21 from Toronto FC in exchange for allocation money … Made his San Jose debut at RSL on 6/25 and played 90 minutes … Played 90 minutes vs. DC on 7/3, at PHI on 7/10, at LA on 7/22, vs. SEA on 7/31, at COL on 8/7, vs. KC on 8/14, and vs. LA on 8/21 … Started and played 78 minutes at NY on 8/28 … Started and played 84 minutes at HOU on 9/5 and got a red card … DNP vs. FCD on 9/11 due to red card suspension … Played 90 minutes vs. PHI on 9/15, at TOR on 9/25, and vs. CHI on 9/29 … Came on as a substitute in the 87th minute at CLB on 10/2 … Played 90 minutes at DC on 10/9 … Started and played 73 minutes vs. HOU on 10/16 and received a yellow card … DNP vs. CHV on 10/20 … Started and played 83 minutes at KC on 10/23 … Exhibition: Started and played 45 minutes vs. Tottenham Hotspur on 7/16 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 69 minutes vs. NY on 10/30 … Played 90 minutes at NY on 11/4 … Started and played 79 minutes at COL on 11/13.

2009: MLS: Third overall pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by TFC … Started 26 of 27 games played, logging 2,363 minutes for third-best on the team … Scored first professional goal on 6/13 against NY in a 2-1 victory at BMO Field … Notched four assists, and only accumulated two cautions … Named Man of the Match in games vs. FCD on 4/11, vs. CLB on 5/2 and vs. CHI on 5/16 … Nutrilite Canadian Championship: Featured in all but one game of the tournament … DNP on 5/6 against VAN.

College: 2008: Appeared in 24 games … Notched 10 goals and four assists … Named Hermann Trophy finalist … Named NSCAA First Team All-American as well as Soccer America First Team MVP … College Soccer News named him a First Team All-American … Was First Team All-ACC and named captain … 2007: Started all 26 games he appeared in, scoring three goals and adding eight 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 and played 25 games, scored four goals and notched four assists … Named NSCAA Second Team All-South, ACC All-Tournament and team MVP … 2005: Started and played 23 games … Notched three assists and was named ACC All-Freshman Team.

International: Earned two caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team … Made first appearance for the U.S. on July 11, 2009, in the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Haiti, when he started and played the full 90 minutes … Made second appearance as a substitute in the 80th minute of the final against Mexico on 7/26 … Called up to U.S. MNT January Camp in 2011.

High School/Club: Attended Mount Tabor High School … Was 2003 NSCAA Youth adidas All-American … Played with Greensboro Soccer Club in his youth.

Personal: Son of Barry and Laurie, and has four siblings – McNeil, Colin, Hugh and Grace … Lists his favorite reality TV show as “Survivor” … The best meal Sam cooks is chicken parmesan … If he wasn’t a soccer player, he would be a golfer … Favorite sport other than soccer is tennis … Enjoys watching the NFL and NBA … Favorite vacation spot is the Bahamas … Names the Red Hot Chili Peppers as his favorite music group.


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