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Colorado Rapids acquire MF Sam Cronin in trade

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Sam Cronin is the latest addition to the Rapids during this season's overhaul of the roster.

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The Colorado Rapids' reboot continues this off-season with the addition of Sam Cronin. The long-time San Jose Earthquakes midfielder has been traded to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for allocation money, likely a chunk of that 'significant' amount of it that the Rapids acquired from the Columbus Crew in the Chris Klute trade.

I made a post a while back about how DC United had spurred their 2014 turnaround by adding a bunch of solid, established MLS veterans to their somewhat bare-bones 2013 roster, and how the Rapids looked like they were looking to do a similar sort of thing this off-season. Cronin is the latest addition in that vein, joining Michael Harrington, Bobby Burling, Zac MacMath and, most recently, Marcelo Sarvas as new Rapids players.

Sarvas and Cronin might be paired together in the new look Rapids midfield next season, with the lack of depth in those positions that we saw at the start of the off-season now starting to look more of a strength for the rebuilding team. They likely still have plenty of allocation money in the books, so this probably isn't the last inside-MLS move we'll be seeing before pre-season finally begins.