Earthquakes Trade Midfielder Sam Cronin to Colorado Rapids.

Lyndsay Radnedge | Center Line Soccer

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has acquired allocation money from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for midfielder Sam Cronin.

Cronin, 28, had five goals and 12 assists in 140 games during four-plus seasons with the Earthquakes. After joining the club in a trade with Toronto FC on June 21, 2010 in exchange for allocation money, the center midfielder helped San Jose reach the MLS Cup Playoffs twice and win the 2012 Supporters' Shield.

Cronin began his professional career with Toronto FC in 2009, racking up one goal and five assists in 33 games before the move to San Jose. The former No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft was a Hermann MAC Award finalist and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner at Wake Forest prior to signing with MLS.

Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes acquire allocation money from Colorado Rapids in exchange for M Sam Cronin.

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