Smith Released By Seattle

Smith Released By Seattle

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 16, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • Jarred Smith, Released Players

Thanks to Prost Amerika for this. Normally I wouldn’t go into a release of a player but since I know the guy and covered him during his college days at West Virginia University.

Seattle Sounders FC have released New Zealand striker Jarrod Smith.

Sounders FC have released forward Jarrod Smith. Smith, 25, was selected by Seattle in the MLS Expansion Draft but had been on the disabled list since March 5.

Smith underwent successful surgery last week to repair a torn right hamstring tendon. He will continue rehabilitation in Seattle with the team and his MLS rights remain with Sounders FC.

Smith spent most of June with the New Zealand National Team for the Confederations Cup and friendlies in Africa, including one in Gaborone, Botswana where he became the first MLS Sounder to play international soccer. He last saw action for Sounders FC in a U.S. Open Cup third round game at Portland on July 1. His only other appearance was in an Open Cup play-in match on April 28.

Smith played 20 games, starting six, during his rookie season with Toronto FC.

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    I am not surprised that he was relesed. He rarely played for the Sounders.

  • I am not surprised that he was relesed. He rarely played for the Sounders.