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Memphis announces return of Championship All-League selection Graham Smith

By Staff, 11/23/22, 12:12PM EST


Club exercises contract option for 2023 campaign after Smith ranked third in league in clearances

Center back Graham Smith is set to return to Memphis 901 FC next season after earning USL Championship All-League honors for the first time in his career in 2022. | Photo courtesy Eric Glemser / Memphis 901 FC

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis 901 FC announced on Wednesday the club had exercised its one-year team option on 2022 USL Championship All-League selection Graham Smith for the 2023 campaing. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.

Voted to the All-League Second Team, Smith returns to Memphis after a breakout year, finishing the season ranked third in the USL Championship with 152 clearances while proving to be a major threat as a set piece target with five goals, including the game-winning goal in the club’s first postseason victory against Detroit City FC in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2022 USL Championship Playoffs presented by Hisense.

“2022 has been a very successful year for Graham. He played more games this season than at any other time in his career to date and his on-field performances have been fantastic,” said 901 FC Assistant Sporting Director Caleb Patterson-Sewell. “We not only value what he brings on the field but also what he brings to our group as a person. We look forward to Graham leading our backline in 2023.”

Smith joins Phillip Goodrum and Aaron Molloy as the third 2022 USL Championship All-League selection set to return to AutoZone Park for the 2023 season.

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