Former Liverpool defender Brad Smith has won the MLS Cup with the Seattle Sounders.

Smith joined the European champions in 2008 as a 14-year-old when he was scouted from his local high school.

The Australian made 11 first team appearances for the Reds, scoring one solitary goal.

The full-back made his professional debut for Liverpool when he replaced an injured Joe Allen in a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.

Smith would go on loan to Swindon where he played ten games.

He would score his first professional goal against Exeter in the FA Cup.

The 25-year-old was then sold to fellow Premier League side AFC Bournemouth.

Smith would see limited playing time with Charlie Daniels being the preferred option at left-back.

The Aussie was able to find some brilliant form when he completed his loan move to current MLS Cup champions, Seattle Sounders.

He instantly became a fan favourite amongst the Sounders’ fans. With his ability to bomb forward down the wing, he tallied up seven assists in 28 appearances.

Smith was a prominent figure in the Seattle side as they secured their second MLS Cup.

The fullback also became the first Australian to win the trophy.

The Sounders defeated Toronto FC 3-1 in the final, with Smith registering 61 minutes before being substituted for the future final MVP Victor Rodriguez.

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