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Sam Cronin
Personal information
Full name Sam Cronin
Date of birth December 12, 1986 (1986-12-12) (age 23)
Place of birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Toronto FC
Number 2
Youth career
2005–2008 Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Carolina Dynamo 39 (9)
2009– Toronto FC 27 (1)
National team
2009– United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 July, 2009

Sam Cronin (born December 12, 1986, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.




College and amateur

Cronin attended Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he moved with his family in 1999. He played college soccer at Wake Forest University,[1] scoring ten goals in twenty-four appearances in 2008, and was one of three finalists for the Hermann Trophy, an award for the best Division I college soccer player.[2] Cronin ultimately finished as second runner-up for the trophy,[3] but won the 2008 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for Men's Soccer.[4][5]

During his college years, Cronin also also played in the USL Premier Development League for Carolina Dynamo, making thirty-nine appearances in four years, and scoring nine goals.[6]


Cronin was selected second overall by Major League Soccer team Toronto FC in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft on January 15, 2009.[7] Cronin made his professional debut on 21 March 2009, in Toronto's first game of the 2009 MLS season against Kansas City Wizards.[8] He scored his first professional goal on June 13, 2009 against the New York Red Bulls.


In June 2009, he received his first call-up by the U.S Men's National team for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

On July 11, 2009, Cronin made his debut with the United States against Haiti, lending a hand in the opening goal in the 2-2 draw.


Toronto FC

Wake Forest University

Career stats

Team Season League Domestic
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Toronto FC 2009 MLS 27 1 3 - - - 3 0 0 2 0 0 32 1 3
Total 27 1 3 - - - 3 0 0 2 0 0 32 1 3

Last Update: October 24, 2009.

1) Nutrilite Canadian Cup

2) Concacaf Champions League/Cup

See also


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