HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on Jan. 3, 2019.
While not the biggest striker, Schmitt has enough size and physicality to lead the line in MLS, provided he can make the adjustments to the improved defenders he’ll face. Clean with his touch and able to create with his passing, Schmitt’s not a striker who will race in behind, but he’s more of a connector who can occupy defenders and create problems on and off the ball.
COLLEGE: Schmitt was an All-ACC First Team honoree in 2018 while also earning United Soccer Coaches All-South Region First Team recognition. The 2018 ACC Championship Tournament MVP, Schmitt capped his collegiate career ranked fourth in school history in career points with 69 and sixth in career goals with 26. He was a two-time All-ACC honoree and an ACC All-Freshman Team member during his career where he notched 11 game-winning goals in his four seasons with the Cardinals, including four in the NCAA Championship Tournament.