Adam Smarte

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Adam Smarte
Personal information
Full name Adam Smarte
Date of birth (1987-05-09) May 9, 1987 (age 29)
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)
2009–2010 Ventura County Fusion 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 August 2009.

Adam Smarte (born May 9, 1987 in Monrovia) is a Liberian soccer player who last played 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]

Personal life[edit]

He founded the apparel brand Modern Pharaoh in 2013.[4]


Ventura County Fusion[edit]