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Sam Cronin
Midfielder
       
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

School: Wake Forest University

Sam Cronin plays for Toronto FC of MLS.  Sam is the only player to compete for the Dynamo in four PDL seasons (2005-08).  Sam appeared in 46 matches in his Dynamo career, scoring nine goals with eight assists from a defensive midfielder role.  He was a key part of the 2006 Dynamo team that won the Regular Season National Championship, with an undefeated 14-0-2 record, as well as the Southeast Division Championship team in 2007.

 

Cronin holds the record for most games played and started at Wake Forest.  He started in every one of Wake’s 98 games over is four years (2005-08), scoring 17 goals and logging 19 assists.  His senior year, he was a Hermann Trophy finalist, a Lowe’s Senior Class Award winner, and a NSCAA All-American.  In 2007, Cronin Co-Captained Wake Forest to a National Championship.  His sophomore year Sam was Team MVP and made the ACC All-Tournament Team.  He was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in his first season.

 

Sam was one of eight Dynamo players selected in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, taken with the 2nd overall pick by Toronto FC.  He made an immediate impact his rookie season, starting 26 of Toronto’s 30 MLS games.

 

Sam Cronin made two appearances for the United States National Team as part of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Squad, staring his first game against Haiti, July 11th.  He remains in their active player pool.

 

Carolina Dynamo

Year

Games

Goals

Assists

Points

2008

10

4

1

9

2007

12

1

5

7

2006

18

1

0

2

2005

6

3

2

8

Toronto FC

         
 

Sam Cronin Toronto FC Bio

Year

Games

Goals

Assists

Points

2009

27

1

4

6

         

International: U.S.A

United States Soccer

Years

Games

Goals

Assists

Points

2009-

2

0

0

0

         

Video Highlights: Sam Cronin with Toronto FC

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