Player Details


Donnie Smith


5' 11"


165 lbs

Date of Birth

12.7.1990 (33)


Matthews, North Carolina USA


Career Summary


  • Five-year pro owns six career appearances, including five starts, for the Revs since 2013.
  • Scored first professional goal in U.S. Open Cup play vs. Rochester on June 14, 2017.
  • Appeared in 10 games, starting nine, while on loan with Charlotte Independence (USL) in 2017.
  • Trained with Sporting Clube de Portugal following 2015 season as a result of the clubs’ strategic partnership.
  • Four-year starter at UNC-Charlotte made 85 appearances and earned three all-conference honors.

MLS CAREER: A versatile, attacking left back with five seasons of MLS experience…Owns six career MLS appearances and five starts in the regular season…Has totaled 364 minutes of regular season action…In 2017, started one match at left back and played 53 minutes…Appeared in three games, starting two, in 2016…Following the 2015 season, spent three weeks in training with Sporting Clube de Portugal as a result of the clubs’ strategic partnership…Included in 18-man matchday squad on eight occasions during the 2015 campaign after undergoing a preseason surgery to repair a groin injury…Made one start in 2014 and played 45 minutes…Started one game, the season opener, as a rookie in 2013.

2017: Made one MLS start for the Revolution and appeared in two U.S. Open Cup matches…Also played in 10 games, starting nine, on loan with Charlotte Independence (USL)…Scored first professional goal in Open Cup Fourth Round win vs. Rochester on June 14…Played 90 minutes against D.C .United in Round of 16 victory on June 28…(7/2) at PHI: Made 2017 MLS debut with start at left back, playing 53 minutes.

2016: Made three appearances, including two 90-minute starts…Started one U.S. Open Cup game against Carolina RailHawks FC on June 15, playing 79 minutes…Started one game for the Rochester Rhinos while on a weekend loan…(4/27) vs. POR: Made first appearance since March 15, 2014…Earned the start and played all 90 minutes…Named Santander Man of the Match for performance…(4/30) vs. ORL: Started second straight match and recorded one shot on goal…(10/16) at CHI: Replaced London Woodberry as a substitute in the 57th minute.     

2015: Did not make a regular season appearance in 2015 after he underwent surgery to repair a left groin injury suffered during the preseason…Included in the gameday roster eight times during the year…Made one appearance in the U.S. Open Cup…Earned the start in central defense in the Fourth Round matchup with the Charlotte Independence…Following the season, spent three weeks training with Sporting Clube de Portugal as part of the clubs’ strategic partnership…(4/11) vs. CLB: Made season debut in 18-man squad.

2014: Made one appearance in MLS play…Totaled 45 minutes on the left side of midfield in a road match against Philadelphia…Made two appearances in the U.S. Open Cup, playing the full 90 minutes in the Fourth Round against Richmond, and in the Fifth Round against Rochester…Spent portions of the season on loan in the USL with the Rochester Rhinos…(3/15) at PHI: Started in only appearance of the season…Played 45 minutes.

2013: Started one game, the season opener, as a rookie with the Revs…Started in the team’s U.S. Open Cup Third Round win over Rochester on May 28…Left the game after 52 minutes due to a hamstring injury…(3/9) at CHI: Made MLS debut and first career start…Played 53 minutes in the season-opening win.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Has spent time on loan with the USL’s Rochester Rhinos during the 2014 and 2016 seasons, and the Charlotte Independence in 2017…Played in 10 contests, starting nine, and totaled 803 minutes played with Charlotte in 2017…Started one game for Rochester in 2016, a 1-0 victory on April 2…Appeared in six games with the Rhinos in 2014 while on loan from the Revs…Started three of those contests and came off the bench in the Rhinos’ victory over Wilmington, a win that helped the Rhinos clinch a playoff berth…Made another substitute appearance in the postseason, a quarterfinal defeat to LA Galaxy II.

COLLEGE (UNC-CHARLOTTE): Played four years at UNC-Charlotte…Scored 18 goals and added 10 assists in 82 appearances, with 45 starts…A three-time all-conference performer (2010, 2011 and 2012)…Named the Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year as a senior in 2012 after scoring four goals and notching four assists in a career-high 25 appearances…Garnered first-team All-Atlantic 10 honors…As a junior, scored five goals with three assists…Helped the 49ers reach the College Cup Final…Converted a penalty in the semifinal shootout win over Creighton…Named to the 2011 NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team…Earned a second-team All-Atlantic 10 selection for regular season efforts…Had a career-best six goals to go along with two assists as a sophomore in 2010…Tallied three goals and one assist as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Attended Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, N.C. …Helped the school capture the 2008 North Carolina 3A State Championship…MVP of the North Carolina East-West All-Star Game…Named a co-captain as a senior…Honored by National Soccer Coaches Association of America and adidas on their All-Region III teams as a senior…A two-time Region Player of the Year…Also earned all-conference, all-region, All-Charlotte Observer, All-Mecklenburg County, and all-state honors as a junior and senior…Played club soccer for Charlotte Soccer Academy.