Alex Smith

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Where to start? My life has been a great journey and football has been there every step of the way. I was born in England, raised in Houston, Texas. I grew up playing for a team called Bear Creek United (later Texas Premier). I did fairly well as a teenager and earned a scholarship to Centenary College. After doing well my freshman year I transferred to SMU and led the team in scoring and assists. That summer I left for some trials in England that didn't work out for me but was great experience. When I came back I was ruled ineligible by the NCAA and without a club. I ended up staying in school and taking a small 1 year deal with FC Dallas. I didn't play a single minute for the first team and quit football at the end of the contract. I finished my degree and moved to Australia, started playing again for fun, and worked my way up the ladder. I landed a contract with Gold Coast United last year but was soon released and paid out my contract. I flew to Wellington for a trial and signed a 3 month injury replacement contract which was extended 4 times last year. At the end of the year I signed a 1 year deal which brings us to present day.
That was my football life. When I moved to Australia, I absolutely fell in love with the place. I also fell in love with my fiance Kristen and we are expecting a little one early next year. I have travelled a great deal in my time and look forward to more adventures. There is so much more but that will have to wait.....

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A Yank Down Under: Holiday Round-Up

A Yank Down Under: Holiday Round-Up

Hello again and Happy New Year to everyone. It has been a mile a minute here in the A-League since my last column. My club, Wellington Pheonix, have played five games in the last two-and-a-bit weeks. We started with a loss against Sydney FC in a game for which we never really showed up. A [...]

By January 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
A Yank Down Under: The Wild Ride to A-League Professionalism

A Yank Down Under: The Wild Ride to A-League Professionalism

My footballing story begins on July 16th, 1985 in a hospital in Windsor, England. From the day I was born, I had football in my blood. I would later find out the many ways in which this fact was both good and bad. My parents are English, support Manchester United, and have played and coached for [...]

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