Jarrod Smith

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Jarrod Smith
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Personal information
Full name Jarrod Brian Stockley Smith
Date of birth (1984-06-20) 20 June 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Havelock North, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2003–2006 West Virginia Mountaineers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Boulder Rapids Reserve 14 (9)
2007 Crystal Palace Baltimore 0 (0)
2007 Hawke's Bay United (loan) 9 (2)
2008 Toronto FC 20 (1)
2009 Seattle Sounders FC 0 (0)
2010–2011 Hawke's Bay United 11 (5)
2011 Ljungskile SK 1 (0)
Total 49 (12)
National team
New Zealand U20
New Zealand U23
2006–2009 New Zealand 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jarrod Smith (born 20 July 1984 in Havelock North) is a former New Zealander professional footballer.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Smith moved to the United States after he was recruited by and played three seasons for former West Virginia University head coach Michael Seabolt and played for the Mountaineers in the 2005 and 2006 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship tournaments. He played as a striker and as a winger for WVU. In four seasons with the Mountaineers, Smith scored 32 goals in 74 matches. As a senior in 2006, he scored a career high 14 goals in only 16 matches under first-year coach Marlon LeBlanc.

Professional[edit]

On 18 January 2007, Smith was selected by Toronto FC with the first pick in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft,[1] but signed for Crystal Palace Baltimore in August 2007. In March 2008 the player was included on Toronto FC's website as an active member of the roster.[2] He made MLS debut for Toronto playing against Los Angeles Galaxy on 13 April 2008, and scored his team's second goal en route to a 3-2 victory.

On 26 November of that year, Smith was selected by Seattle Sounders FC in the fourth round of the 2008 MLS Expansion Draft.[3] On 1 July, Smith made his debut with the Sounders in a U.S. Open Cup match against USL side Portland Timbers.[4] On 17 July, he was released without making a league appearance for the club.[5] Smith joined Hawke's Bay United for 2010-2011 ASB Premiership season.[6]

Smith signed with Swedish Superettan club Ljungskile SK at the beginning of the 2011 season, but due to injury only made one league appearance for the club. He scored his only goals in Sweden in a Svenska Cupen game against Torslanda IK on 20 April 2011, where he scored two goals. Smith was released at the end of the season.[7]

International[edit]

Smith played on New Zealand's Under-20 and under-23 teams, and was part of the New Zealand U-23 side narrowly beaten to Oceania's spot at 2004 Athens Olympics by Australia.

Jarrod Smith made his debut for the New Zealand national team (All Whites) against Malaysia, on 23 February 2006.[8] He was also a member of New Zealand's 2006 summer tour of Europe. He came off the bench in games against Hungary and Georgia, before starting against Estonia.[9] In the final game, against Brazil, Smith entered the game as a substitute in the 60th minute.[10] Smith was included in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.[11][12] As of December 2011 Smith had made 12 appearances in official full internationals without scoring.[13]

Statistics[edit]

Season Club Country Competition Apps. Goals
2003 Boulder Rapids Reserve  United States USL Premier Development League - -
2007 Crystal Palace Baltimore  United States USL Second Division 0 0
2007 Hawke's Bay United  New Zealand New Zealand Football Championship 9 3
2008 Toronto FC  Canada Major League Soccer 20 1
2009 Seattle Sounders FC  United States Major League Soccer 0 0
2011 Ljungskile SK  Sweden Superettan 0 0
Total Last Updated 9-21-2009 29 4

Personal[edit]

Jarrod is the son of former New Zealand cricketer and broadcast commentator Ian Smith and his wife Louise Smith. He attended West Virginia University with a major in sports management.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clubs take 51 players in Supplemental Draft". 19 January 2007. Retrieved 19 January 2007. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Toronto FC roster". 12 March 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "MLS announces expansion in Seattle". MLS.net. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ Sounders FC Matchday
  5. ^ Sounders FC Releases Forward Jarrod Smith
  6. ^ Hawke's Bay United announce Premiership Squad
  7. ^ http://www.svenskafans.com/fotboll/Jarrod-Smith-Europa-ar-ett-bra-skyltfonster-397980.aspx
  8. ^ "New Zealand 2 Malaysia 1". 23 February 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2006. [dead link]
  9. ^ "All Whites Making Hay in Europe". 31 May 2006. Archived from the original on 6 July 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2006. 
  10. ^ "Brazil 4, New Zealand far from zero". 4 June 2006. Archived from the original on 6 July 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2006. 
  11. ^ "New Zealand - All Whites name Confederations Cup squad". Oceania Football confederation. 7 May 2009. 
  12. ^ "2009 Confederations Cup - New Zealand squad". FIFA.com. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  13. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  14. ^ http://www.soundersfc.com/Team/Players/Jarrod-Smith.aspx

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