The Seattle Sounders FC has released forward Jarrod Smith, the team announced today. Smith, 25, was selected by Seattle in the MLS Expansion Draft but had been on the disabled list since March 5.
Smith’s release creates an opening on the Sounders FC roster.
Smith underwent successful surgery last week to repair a torn right hamstring tendon. He will continue rehabilitation in Seattle with the team and his MLS rights remain with Sounders FC.
Smith spent most of June with the New Zealand National Team for the Confederations Cup and related friendlies. He last saw action for Sounders FC in a U.S. Open Cup third round game at Portland on July 1. His only other appearance was in an Open Cup play-in match on April 28.
Smith played 20 games, starting six, during his rookie season with Toronto FC.