Thursday, January 17, 2013

49ers' Smith drafted by Revolution

A newsy day around the 49ers' athletic department Thursday:
 
-- 49ers midfielder Donnie Smith was chosen by the New England with the 21st overall pick in Thursday's Major League Soccer SuperDraft.
 
Smith, last season's midfielder of the year in the Atlantic 10 and a three-time all-conference selection, was the second pick in the second round by the Revolution.
 
"Watching my name called was a surreal out-of-body experience,” Smith said in a statement. “This is something that I have dreamed about my entire life. Playing at Charlotte really prepared me for this opportunity to play at the next level.”

Smith, a former Charlotte Catholic star, scored four goals and had four assists last season. Smith scored game-winning goals against South Carolina, Richmond and Saint Louis.
 
-- Two 12-foot tall football statues will be installed at opposite ends of Charlotte's football stadium on Monday, Jan. 21. The statues are commissioned by Irwin Belk and sculpted by Jon Hair. They'll be at opposite ends of the stadium, outside the main entrance at the Rose Football Center and in front of Gate 3.
 
-- Two 49ers men's basketball games  -- at George Washington on Jan. 26 and at Butler on Feb. 13 -- will be televised by WJZY  (ch. 46).
 
 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck Donnie.

Anonymous said...

GO NINERS!

Anonymous said...

Enjoying watching UNCC go LARGE! Makin' Charlotte look GOOD!

Anonymous said...

No, UNCC is making Matthew Stafford look good.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Donnie. We'll all be pulling for you.

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Anonymous said...

We should have put up a Cam Newton statue! Or maybe a TJ Yates since hes from UNC too...

Go Panthers!

Anonymous said...

@3:57

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Stafford plays for the Detroit Lions in the NFL. This story is about soccer and, last I heard, Charlotte soccer does not compete in the NFL.

Conclusion: your post is non sensical at best and idiotic at worst.

Anonymous said...

Mike says no one should bash the Observer. The Observer gives the 49ers more coverage than they give UNC.

Anonymous said...

Only an idiot would think that anyone gives a #### about soccer.

Anonymous said...

Only an idiot would fail to realize the soccer is a very popular sport, most popular in the world I expect. Your failure to appeciate it only means you live in a very small world with a very narrow view.