SMITH RE-UPS WITH WELLINGTON
EXTRA TIME
YA POLL
How will the USMNT perform in the Copa América?
3 and out, baby!
Quarterfinal heartbreak
Reach the semis, but can't take the next step
Loss in the final - it's the 2009 Confed Cup all over again!
Champions on home soil!
BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, June 4, 2012
After a successful first season in the A-League, American forward/midfielder Alex Smith has signed a new one year contract with Wellington.

Smith, 26, signed last season with Gold Coast United but was controversially released.

Shortly after Smith was picked up by Wellington Phoenix and was a key part of the team that qualified for the playoffs. Wellington won their first playoff series against Sydney but eventually fell in extra time to Perth Glory in the second round.

After being forced to leave college early at SMU after accidentally losing his NCAA eligibility, Smith attempted to join MLS with FC Dallas. That did not work out for him and eventually moved to Australia. He will now be part of the league's only New Zealand-based club for a second season.
Mike E
Saturday June 9, 2012 8:47 pm
Aye, Aye, Down Under we have a SPY! Keep us posted, Alex!
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