After undergoing foot surgery, Collin Martin missed most of the 2016 season before making his return in his first MLS appearance since Oct. 25, 2014 when he came on as 90th minute substitute in the 2-1 win against Toronto on October 1. Martin then completed 90 minutes for the first time since Sept. 28, 2013, when he started in the 4-2 loss against Orlando City SC in the final regular season game of the season.
Martin made four appearances (one start) on loan with USL Richmond Kickers. The Maryland native also made four appearances in the 2015-16 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.
In his first full professional season, D.C. United’s sixth Homegrown product made six appearances (two starts). Martin made his First Team debut for the team on May 24 against the New England Revolution. He also made three CONCACAF Champions League starts and appeared for on loan with Richmond Kickers, with one goal and three assists in six appearances (six starts).
On 7/10, Martin became the sixth United player to sign a homegrown contract. In his first professional season he appeared in seven games (four starts) with one assist for the Black-and-Red. In his first appearance for United on 8/3, the young midfielder recorded his first career assist in a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact.
As a freshman, Martin logged 1,315 minutes for Wake Forest, appeared in 20 games (15 starts) of the Demon Deacons’ NCAA season that year. He scored one goal and added six assists – the most on the team - and earned selection to the All-ACC Freshman Team.
Martin progressed through D.C. United’s Academy system, first appearing for the U-16s during the 2009-10 US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) season. He was the leading scorer (13 goals) for the U-16s in the 2010-11 season and then joined the U-18 squad for the 2011-12 USSDA season. Martin top scored for the U-18s (11 goals) in 2011-12, with his form earning him playing time for the club’s Reserves in the MLS Reserve League.
2012: The midfielder was the only high school junior to train with the U.S. Men’s U-20 squad in January 2012, having previously represented the United States at the U-14, U-15, and U-17 levels. Martin was selected for the US U-20 national team camp in Carson, Calif., and traveled with the squad for the Toulon Tournament in France from May 28 – June 8. The US U-20s finished with one win from its four matches in the tournament, with Martin starting the side’s first game against France. He was also part of the U-20 squad that competed in the 2012 Northern Ireland Milk Cup in July 2012 and finished fourth in its group.
Signed with D.C. United on 7/10/13.