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Karsten Smith

DOB: November 13, 1988
POB: Huntington Station, New York
Height: 6'3"
Playing Position: Defender









On the field

Smith signed with the Scorpions on December 21, 2011, having formerly played with FC New York, where he started 18 league games and 3 US Open Cup Games and accumulated 1573 professional minutes in his first season. He went on to play for the NY Greek Americans, an amateur team based out of Queens, New York, this past fall. In college Smith was on the Patriot League All conference second team sophomore year, and was a team Captain his junior and senior year, receiving 1st team all Patriot League his junior year and 2nd team All Patriot League his senior year. Following college Smith went to France in the summer of 2010 and went on trial with FC Lorient in Ligue 1 and Chamois Niortais in Ligue 3. Then he went to Vietnam where he was on trial with SHB Da Nang who played in the first division in Vietnam, but decided not to sign and returned to New York to sign with FC New York on January 2011 of the USL Pro.

Off the field

Do you have an superstitions? I have used the same shinguards since the 8th grade and refuse to use new ones no matter how old they are.

What is your favorite movie? I loved Training Day and Swingers in College, but recently I'm not sure haha. Gladiator!

What is your favorite kind of food? I love Vietnamese/French Cuisine.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Why? If I could live anywhere in the world I'd live in Spain either Barcelona or Madrid, I lived in Madrid for 3 months and it was one of the best times of my life. The people, the culture, the food, the women, I speak spanish so I felt very comfortable there...and the weather and the soccer craze is incomparable to anywhere else I've been.

What kind of music do you listen to? Any favorite bands/artists? I'm always about staying ahead of people in music, so my taste of genres is always changing. I was listening to house music before it became mainstream, but I've always been a huge reggae and hip hop fan. I've lately been listening to alot of Electronic music, fused with hip hop sounds. Some artists I've been listening to lately include Gramatik, Pretty Lights, Wolfgang Gartner, Bonobo, Lloyd Banks, J Cole, Logic, etc.

What would you do if you didn’t play soccer? If I didn't play soccer I'd be a musician...or use my Business Degree, hopefully an Entrepreneur of some sort...I do dream of starting a soccer oriented Business. My friend and I have discussed starting a business where we send teams from the USA to Spain and have them learn Spanish while touring the country and playing spanish opposition in soccer for an entire summer.