Karsten Smith

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Karsten Smith
Personal information
Full name Karsten Smith
Date of birth (1988-11-13) November 13, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Huntington Station, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Number 3
Youth career
2006–2009 American Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 F.C. New York 21 (0)
2012 San Antonio Scorpions 0 (0)
2013 VPS 16 (0)
2014 KA Akureyri 18 (0)
2015- Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 29, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

Karsten Smith (born November 13, 1988 in Huntington Station, New York) is an American soccer player currently playing for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.



Smith attended Walt Whitman High School, and played club soccer for BW Gottschee, leading team to State Cup titles at U-14 and U-15 level, before going on to play four years of college soccer at American University. He was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team as a sophomore in 2007, was selected to the All-Patriot League First Team as a junior in 2008, and earned All-Patriot League Second Team honors and served as a team captain during his junior and senior years in 2008 and 2009. He finished his college career with 6 goals and 1 assist in 66 games. During his summer seasons he starred with the DC United u-20's captaining the side with Drew Yates and playing alongside players such as, C.J. Sapong (MLS Rookie of the year in 2011).


After graduating college, Smith traveled abroad in search of a professional contract; he trialed with FC Lorient in France and SHB Da Nang in Vietnam, but didn't sign with either team.

Smith signed his first professional contract in 2011 when he was signed by F.C. New York of the USL Professional Division.[1] He made his professional debut on April 9, 2011 in New York's first-ever game, a 3-0 loss to Orlando City.[2]

Smith signed with expansion side San Antonio Scorpions of the North American Soccer League on December 21, 2011. San Antonio finished the 2012 season as NASL Regular Season Champions, Losing in the playoff semifinals to Minnesota Stars SC. [3]

In January of 2013, Smith signed with VPS. His appearances for VPS throughout the 2013 season were essential for their Europa League qualification.

In 2014, Smith signed with KA Akureyri in the 1. Deild over in Iceland.


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