HOW ACQUIRED: Selected No. 18 overall in 2018 SuperDraft. Signed a one-year contract with options for 2019, 2020 and 2021 on Feb. 15, 2018.
Smith is a young defender who should give Sporting KC additional depth along the backline.
OUTSIDE MLS: Started 26 of 27 USL appearances on loan with Swope Park Rangers in 2018.
COLLEGE: A native of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Smith was teammates with former Sporting KC forward Khiry Shelton during his freshman campaign at Oregon State. He assisted three goals in 38 matches for the Beavers, helping the side reach the NCAA Tournament in 2014. Upon transferring to Denver in 2016, Smith helped the Pioneers reach the Men's College Cup for the first time in program history. He split time between the holding midfield and center back positions, serving as the anchor of a defense that notched a 0.52 goals against average in 2016 and a 0.71 goals against average in 2017. As a senior, Smith was a United Soccer Coaches All-West Region Second Team selection and a CoSIDA Academic All-American.