HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on year-long loan from Bournemouth on Aug. 8, 2018. Loan extended through end of 2019 MLS season July 31, 2019.
Smith made an instant impact after joining Sounders FC on loan from AFC Bournemouth during the summer transfer window. The Australian fullback started all six appearances for Sounders FC and recorded an assist in a 3-1 win at Sporting Kansas City. The speedy wing player was forced to miss the last month of the season and postseason after suffering a hamstring injury.
INTERNATIONAL: Smith played for England at the youth level, including the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He is cap-tied with Australia, though, with whom he has 19 international appearances. He played in 12 matches for Australia in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying.
OUTSIDE MLS: The 24-year-old has spent the past five seasons in England, originally with Liverpool and then at Bournemouth for the past two years.