Edmund Smith joined the Shawsheen Indians from Arbroath in Scotland and played at inside left on the team that won the U.S. Open Cup in 1925. During the 1925-26 season he was an important member of the team that played so well in the ASL, before it folded, being joint top goalscorer.
The following season with Bethlehem Steel he scored three goals in four games and was selected to represent the United States against Canada at inside right. However, his stay with Bethlehem was short and he moved on to Detroit to work for the Ford Motor Company and play in the Michiganindustrial league. In the late 1920's he returned to Andover and became a caretaker for Andover's Spring Garden Cemetery a job he held for 30 years.
Smith played 4 league games for the Bethlehem Steel in 1926-1927.