Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
Defender
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Real Name: Joshua Smith
HT: 6' 4" WT: 210
Age: 25 (03/10/1992)
Hometown: Kaiserslautern, Germany (Fort Polk, La.)

AT A GLANCE:

  • New England's 2017 fourth-round SuperDraft made six starts in rookie season.
  • Anchored the University of San Francisco’s backline for four years, totaling 71 appearances.
  • Earned three consecutive All-West Coast Conference selections from 2012-14 and second-team honors in 2016.
  • An American international raised in Kaiserslautern, Germany while father served in the U.S. Army.

MLS CAREER (2017): Selected by the New England Revolution in the fourth round (75th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft…Signed by the Revolution following preseason on March 1…As a rookie, started six games and totaled 539 minutes of action with six shots…Also started two U.S. Open Cup wins with 90-minute outings against Rochester on June 14 and D.C. United on June 28…(3/4) at COL: Named to 18-man match day roster for first time in MLS career…(4/2) at POR: Made first professional start, playing 89 minutes in the 1-1 draw…Became the first fourth-round SuperDraft selection to make a start in rookie season since Colorado Rapids forward Dominique Badji in 2015…(4/8) vs. HOU: Started for a second professional match in central defense, recording two shots and 10 clearances in the 2-0 win…(4/15) at CHI: Made third consecutive start…(4/22) vs. DC: Returned to starting lineup and played 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw…(5/6) at CLB: Made fifth start at center back…(7/2) at PHI: Named to starting lineup and recorded one shot.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Competed in the Bundesliga with the Under-17 and Under-19 Karlsruher SC Academy...Played with the Burlingame Dragons in the Premier Development League, earning PDL All-Western Conference honors in 2015…Captained the Dragons to the eight clean sheets and the PDL Southwest Division title…Team advanced to the PDL Western Conference Final Four.

NATIONAL TEAM (UNITED STATES): Represented the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team.

COLLEGE CAREER (SAN FRANCISCO): Defensive anchor totaled 71 appearances, with 70 starts, on the Dons’ backline from 2012-16…Totaled five goals and three assists…A second-team All-West Coast Conference pick as a senior and an All-WCC Honorable Mention in 2012, 2013, and 2014…As a redshirt senior, started all 16 games and netted three game-winning goals…Played two games in senior season before suffering an injury…Started 16 games at center back for the Dons as a junior, contributing to five clean sheets…Scored two goals in 2014 campaign…Saw at least 90 minutes of action in 16 of 20 appearances in 2013…Started 17 games as a true freshman and earned All-WCC Freshman Team and All-WCC Honorable Mention honors.

PERSONAL: Born in Fort Polk, La. …Grew up in Germany while father, Edwin, served in the U.S. Army...Fluent in English and German…Heavily involved with the Revolution's Special Olympics Massachusetts Unified soccer team, participating in training sessions and numerous other events.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017New England Revolution6605390618000
Career Totals-6605390618000
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