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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 02/ 9/2011

D.C. United goalkeeper Steve Cronin suffers wrist injury at training camp

By Steve Goff

D.C. United goalkeeper Steve Cronin injured a wrist in training Tuesday and is undergoing medical evaluations to determine whether he suffered a fracture, the Insider has learned.

A United spokesman confirmed that Cronin was hurt and the club is awaiting a diagnosis.

Cronin, 27, was acquired from the expansion Portland Timbers for veteran keeper Troy Perkins to compete for the starting job with second-year pro Bill Hamid. Hamid had shoulder surgery in the fall and is still weeks away from being cleared to play in competitive matches.

In United's preseason opener, Cronin played all 90 minutes in a 5-1 victory over Canada's under-20 national team Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Chase Harrison and rookie Joe Willis are the other keepers in camp. United will play Florida International University in a 60-minute exhibition at 4 p.m. today.

By Steve Goff  | February 9, 2011; 10:25 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United, Steve Cronin  
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Comments

Onstad.

Posted by: OWNTF | February 9, 2011 10:33 AM | Report abuse

One of us... One of us...

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | February 9, 2011 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Uh, oh.

Based on an optimistic evaluation of DC's offseason moves I'd say the team has arguably improved it's frontline, midfield and backline. Goalkeeping I'm not so sure about (I like Perkins but recognize he was poor last season) and if Cronin is out we'd be looking quite vulnerable back there.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | February 9, 2011 10:40 AM | Report abuse

uh oh indeed

Posted by: rockotodd | February 9, 2011 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Hey Ben,

I played in goal one game for my over 30 team when none of our keepers showed up. I'll bring my gloves to the home opener just in case you need me!

Posted by: SoccerVA | February 9, 2011 10:43 AM | Report abuse

But what we really want to know is... will Charlie Davies be able to play in the 60 minute scrimmage before heading to DC to be evaluated?

Posted by: WorldCup | February 9, 2011 10:52 AM | Report abuse

And will there be live online streaming?

Posted by: WorldCup | February 9, 2011 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! It's early in the preseason so put one of the others in there and see what they can do. But I do like the idea of having Onstad as keeper/coach for this type of situation.

Posted by: nairbsod | February 9, 2011 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Our fate lies in the hands of a late round goalkeeper? Wow.

Posted by: UnitedDemon1 | February 9, 2011 11:00 AM | Report abuse

No bones about it, this is a tough break for Cronin. But hand it to him, he didn't get all out of joint about it.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | February 9, 2011 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Would there be complications with another team having rights to Onstad as a player, or is he in the first-come-first-served category b/c no one took him in the re-entry draft?

Posted by: benonthehill | February 9, 2011 11:06 AM | Report abuse

On the bright side, a least it wasn't a hamstring.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 9, 2011 11:07 AM | Report abuse

No bones about it, this is a tough break for Cronin. But hand it to him, he didn't get all out of joint about it.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | February 9, 2011 11:03 AM

too mean! ha. I like the Onstad idea, but this is a great opportunity for the other two to show if they are the 2nd coming of Troy Perkins (from his Galyons days), or just the next Jay Nolly.

Posted by: VTUnited | February 9, 2011 11:12 AM | Report abuse

On the bright side, a least it wasn't a hamstring.

Posted by: I-270Exit1

I don't care who you are, that's funny.

Posted by: Matte | February 9, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Despite the news about Arnoux in the next thread, I'm not above saying I told you so with respect to passing on the Bingham lottery. The goalkeeping was in shaky hands before Cronin's injury, with an MLS reject and a 20-year old, with no college experience and a few MLS games to his credit. Bingham was worth taking the chance on the lottery.

Posted by: fischy | February 9, 2011 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Can we bring the Swiss guy back (forgetting his name at the moment)? I think he's playing in MN now.

Posted by: nairbsod | February 9, 2011 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Get Cronin on the next plane to Germany for sports hernia surgery.

Posted by: tcbannon | February 9, 2011 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Has anybody asked the real question: is Cronin's wife ok?? Does anyone have any recent photos of her hanging out at RFK? Anyone? Raccoon?

Posted by: Twitch703 | February 9, 2011 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Let the injuries begin. What's the moneyline on who's next?

Posted by: wanker82 | February 9, 2011 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Goff tweeting that it is a broken wrist. What's that Quinn kid up to -- is he recovered?

Posted by: fischy | February 9, 2011 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Knighton, Dykstra and Attinella are looking for teams. They ought to bring in someone else for tryout.

Posted by: fischy | February 9, 2011 12:52 PM | Report abuse

That's not a bad shortlist; didn't know Dykstra was a local boy (Woodbridge).

Posted by: Reignking | February 9, 2011 1:22 PM | Report abuse

There's always the web designer.

Posted by: stig1 | February 9, 2011 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Lenny Dykstra plays soccer?

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 9, 2011 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Andrew Dykstra won the starting job for the Fire at the beginning of last season, and did well at RFK. Dykstra played for Osbourn Park, Herndon Arsenal, and the DC United Super Y team. Great guy. Maybe his mom can bring in Chick Fli-A as a sponsor :-)


In the alternative, bring Matt Mathai out of retirement

Posted by: DCUSince96 | February 9, 2011 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Can we bring the Swiss guy back (forgetting his name at the moment)? I think he's playing in MN now.

Posted by: nairbsod | February 9, 2011 12:03 PM

-----

I always did like Louis Crayton.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | February 9, 2011 5:49 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Mansealy | February 10, 2011 10:14 AM | Report abuse

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