LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington Sporting Club inks midfielder Don Smart to the United Soccer League (USL) League One roster, pending federation and league approval.
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, the 35-year-old Smart brings a wealth of professional experience to Lexington SC’s inaugural season squad, including several seasons spent in the USL ecosystem.
His professional debut came in 2011 with F.C. New York, and he followed with productive stints at Fredericksburg Hotspur of the USL Premier Development League and RVA Football Club of the National Premier Soccer League.
In 2014, Smart was signed to Indy Eleven’s inaugural season roster, and he spent three years in the Circle City making 95 appearances and scoring 10 goals.
Smart helped make more history in 2018 when Forward Madison FC unveiled him as the club’s first ever professional signing. He scored nine goals in 43 matches with the Flamingos before moving to fellow USL League One side Greenville Triumph SC, where he contributed three goals in 49 matches over the last two seasons.
“It’s a pleasure to sign with Lexington SC,” Smart said. “It means a lot to be a part of history. My goal is the win the championship and do whatever I can to achieve that.”
“Don will be a wonderful leader and character to have in our locker room,” said Sam Stockley, LSC’s head coach. “He’s been around the game a long time and is a true professional with USL experience. He’s a very clever player on the pitch with an excellent awareness and versatility in midfield.”
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Lexington begins the USL League One season March 18 at One Knox SC, and will welcome Forward Madison FC for the home opener April 8. The full schedule can be found here.
About Lexington Sporting Club
Lexington Sporting Club is a U.S. Soccer professional soccer club competing in USL League One (U.S. Soccer Third Division Men’s Professional Soccer League). Launching its inaugural professional season in 2023, the professional team is the pinnacle of the soccer eco-system in Lexington and features more than 1,400 players within its youth and academy systems, a pre-professional women’s team beginning in 2023 in the USL W League and is in the process of building the club’s formal stadium, performance center and training fields.