WASHINGTON ? Adjusting to a new team can prove a difficult process for any player during preseason. Add an early season injury, and the challenge is that much greater, especially when there?s competition for playing time.
Such was the fate of D.C. United goalkeeper Steve Cronin. Acquired in the offseason in exchange for Troy Perkins, Cronin suffered a fractured wrist early in preseason, forcing assistant coach Pat Onstad out of retirement and into the starter?s role for a few weeks.