Adam Smarte

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Adam Smarte
Personal information
Full name Adam Smarte
Date of birth (1987-05-09) May 9, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Monrovia, Liberia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward / Defender
Club information
Current team
Ventura County Fusion
Number 18
Youth career
2003–2007 UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Salinas Valley Samba
2006 San Jose Frogs
2008 San Jose Earthquakes 3 (0)
2009– Ventura County Fusion 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 August 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Adam Smarte (born May 9, 1987 in Monrovia) is an Liberian soccer player who currently plays for Ventura County Fusion in the USL Premier Development League.


College and Amateur[edit]

Smarte grew up in Elk Grove, California, played college soccer at UC Santa Cruz from 2003 to 2007, and played for both Salinas Valley Samba[1] and the San Jose Frogs in the National Premier Soccer League.


Smarte was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft by the San Jose Earthquakes.[2]

He was released by the Earthquakes at the end of 2008, having played just 3 games for the team, and subsequently signed for Ventura County Fusion of the USL Premier Development League for the 2009 season, where he appeared as a right-back in the defence instead of his usual forward role. He also went on trial with Major League Soccer side D.C. United in August 2009.[3]


Ventura County Fusion[edit]