Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
Defender
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Real Name: Joshua Smith
HT: 6' 4" WT: 174
Age: 25 (03/10/1992)
Hometown: Kaiserslautern, Germany (Fort Polk, La.)

AT A GLANCE:

  • Selected by New England in the fourth round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft and has made four starts through April.
  • Anchored San Francisco’s backline for four years, totaling 71 appearances and 70 starts.
  • Earned three consecutive All-West Coast Conference selections from 2012-14 and second-team honors in 2016.
  • Redshirted the 2015 season after suffering an injury in August of senior campaign.
  • 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…Through April, started four games and totaled 359 minutes…(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.

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 as a senior before suffering an injury…Started 16 games at center back for the Dons as a junior…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 honors.

2016 (RS Senior): Led the defensive backfield as one of two Dons to start all 16 games…Tallied three goals, all game winners, and added two assists…Scored in wins over UC Davis, Gonzaga, and San Diego…Assists came in win at Cal State-Bakersfield and a loss to Air Force…Totaled 1,440 minutes, second most on the team...Earned second-team All-WCC honors and a WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention.

2015 (Senior): Appeared in two games before suffering a season-ending injury against West Virginia (Aug. 30)…Redshirted the remainder of the season and earned a fifth year of eligibility…Played with the Burlingame Dragons during the offseason.  

2014 (Junior): Started 16 games at center back…Provided an additional spark on offense with first career goal at Cal Poly (Sept. 19)…Tallied second goal in 2-0 win at San Diego (Oct. 3)…Contributed to five clean sheets…Received third consecutive All-WCC Honorable Mention.

2013 (Sophomore): Played in 20 games, starting 19, and saw at least 90 minutes of action in 16 contests…Played all 120 minutes in the Dons’ 0-0 tie against Gonzaga (Oct. 6)…Named an All-WCC Honorable Mention for the second time.

2012 (Freshman): As a true freshman, started 17 matches and earned an All-WCC Freshman Team selection…Named an All-WCC Honorable Mention…Tallied an assist vs. UC Davis (Sept. 6).

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.

PERSONAL: Born in Fort Polk, La. …Grew up in Germany while father, Edwin, served in the U.S. Army...Fluent in English and German.   


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Stats

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