Lynn, MA- Mass United has signed former US Youth National Team member and Univ. of South Florida All-American Kareem Smith to their American Soccer League side, which begins play this month. Smith has dual citizenship in the US and Trinidad & Tobago, and has also earned 7 caps with the Trinidad & Tobago National Team. Smith has been playing professionally since 2005, making appearances for clubs in the US, the Faroe Islands, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad & Tobago. The big defender has appeared for United in several leagues and tournaments, winning hardware with a Donnelly Cup championship and a Massachusetts State Soccer League title, both in 2013.
Smith, a Boston native whose parents hail from Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, said he looks forward to playing professionally at home. “This is a great opportunity and to have it here at home makes it even better,” said the big defender.
Stay tuned for news of signings as the week progresses. The inaugural American Soccer League season begins August 23rd!
American Professional Soccer (APS) is the parent company of American Soccer League (ASL). The APS founders’ vision is to have APS as a sanctioned professional league under USSF when the proper protocols and procedures have been established to fit under the Division 3 USSF guidelines. In the meantime, ASL is the subsidiary of the APS and will play as a sanctioned league in the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The ASL will be the premier league in the U.S. to develop the next level of young Americans and promote these players to the highest levels of the professional game whether in North America or throughout the world. The league structure and rules have been established to encourage proactive movement of players to the next level whenever the players have garnered outside interest.