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Steve Cronin
Height: 6-1.
Weight: 175.
Born: May 28, 1983.
Hometown: Sacramento, CA.
School/Club: San Juan.

National Team: Made his international debut with the U.S. Under- 17 National Team against Sweden on November 26, 1998 ... U-17: Youngest member on the U-17 squad ... Preserved a win and shutout going in as a substitute against Sweden 1-0 ... High School: Plays at Bella Vista High School, Fair Oaks, Calif., with U.S. U-17 goalkeeper Delvin Countess ... Ranked fifth in the nation at Bella Vista in '98 earning all-region honors and scoring two goals ... 1998 NSCAA Youth All-American selection ... Personal: Plays the Suzuki method piano ... Honor roll student at Bella Vista High School ... Enjoys fly-fishing and boogie boarding at the beach ... Older brother attends Creighton University ... Started off as a forward, leading scorer on the indoor team, until 10 years old when he played one game as goalkeeper and from then on played in goal ... Listens to the Rocky IV CD before every game ... Full name is Steven Michael Cronin.

(1) Describe how it feels to play for your country? It gives me a tremendous sense of pride.
(2) What professional soccer player do you admire the most? Kasey Keller.
(3) What do you know about the World Championship? Biggest tournament in the world for my age.
(4) What has been the biggest sacrifice in your life? Leaving friends and family to move to Florida. (5) Most memorable soccer moment? Playing in Santa Cruz, Bolivia in front of 40,000 people.
(6) Person you admire the most? My family.
(7) Aspirations in soccer? To play professional soccer and play in the 2010 World Cup.
(8) Strongest trait? Work ethic, self-discipline and openness.