FC Dallas signs 17-year-old Academy product Collin Smith
FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas has signed right back and Academy product Collin Smith to a three-year contract with club options for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.
He joins FC Dallas as the club’s league-leading 32nd Homegrown Player. Per team policy, additional terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Smith will be on loan with FC Dallas’ USL League One affiliate North Texas Soccer Club for the 2021 season. He started and played 52 minutes in North Texas SC’s home opener against Fort Lauderdale CF on April 24.
Smith, 17, started playing youth soccer with Solar SC in 2016 before joining the FC Dallas Academy in 2018. He scored 14 goals in 46 appearances for the Academy.
Smith made his professional debut with North Texas SC on July 25, 2020 vs. Forward Madison when he subbed in for Beni Redžić in the 89th minute. He scored one goal and recorded one assist in 15 appearances in 2020.
Smith was called up by the U.S. U-16 Youth National Team in 2019.
Full Name: Collin Smith
Connect with Collin: Instagram
Position: Right back
DOB: December 4, 2003 (17)
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida
Hometown: Frisco, Texas
Weight: 171 lbs
Transaction: FC Dallas signs right back Collin Smith to a three-year contract with club options for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. Smith will be on loan with North Texas SC for the 2021 season.
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