Academy Spotlight: Collin Martin

United's Academy star has trained with Manchester United and Hoffenheim

Colin Martin

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Ben Keller / dcunited.com

Name: Collin Martin
Age: 17
Position: Central Midfield
High School: Bethesda – Chevy Chase
Former Club: Olney Rangers

What they’re saying:

"He can change a game at any moment. He’s a very good passer of the ball, he’s good on the dribble and he scores goals. He’s pretty dynamic in that sense."
— Nolan Sheldon, D.C. United U-18 coach

"This year he’s really grown into becoming a better two-way player. The academy coaches have been working with him so when the ball turns over, he transitions to defense. That’s something he’s done a very good job with this year."
— Dave Kasper, D.C. United General Manager

Accomplishments:

  • Named 1st team Washington Post All-Met (Fall 2011)
  • Scored game-tying goal in reserve league match vs. New England Revolution (June 2011)
  • Accepted full scholarship to Wake Forest University
  • One of only six current academy players selected for recently announced U.S. Under-20 camp
  • Trained abroad with Manchester United (2008) and Hoffenheim (2011)