Socceroos defender Brad Smith has been one of the MLS' best fullbacks this season, leading Seattle Sounders to 10 matches undefeated.
Smith scored three goals in May to spearhead the Sounders' current run of momentum, with Seattle currently top of the Western Conference with seven wins and three draws from 10 matches.
Smith had to leave the Socceroos World Cup qualifying squad early due to an injury, but has recovered quickly and been back as a regular performer for the undefeated Sounders.
The defender has already racked up 670 minutes this season, with many MLS fans making him their choice for the league's best left-back in recent months.
After an injury-hit run and some inconsistent displays last season, this campaign is already arguably his best at MLS level, in what's proving to be one of his most consistent seasons since he broke out at Liverpool all those years ago.
@FPL_Winger: In defense I just can't look past Brad Smith. He has been on a tear this season, only blanking once in 6 games. While Atlanta aren’t a bad team, Seattle to this point have been the best in the league both offensively and defensively. I have to go with their left back— Whitebeard_fpl 🏴🇲🇾 (@whitebeard_fpl) May 22, 2021
BUILD-UP KEREN dari Seattle 🔥 Umpan-umpan dan kombinasi apik ditunjukkan oleh para pemain Sounders yang membuat LAFC kebingungan. Serangan cepat ini pun diselesaikan dengan apik oleh sundulan Brad Smith.— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTSid) June 13, 2021
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The 27-year-old has now made 55 appearances for Seattle, with seven assists during his tenure at the MLS giants, winning the MLS Cup in 2019.
Smith spoke to the club after returning from international duty, outlining his hopes for the season after such a brilliant start to the campaign.