Nomads' Martin invited to join Brazilian club

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Roman Martin has been invited to join the Clube Pequeninos do Jockey of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the club known for developing players like Kaka, Ze Roberto and Julio Baptista. Martin, a product of the La Jolla Nomads, is the first non-Brazilian to be invited to play with the club in its 38-year history.
After competing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Showcase in Dallas in June, Martin flew to Finland to join Clube Pequeninos do Jockey's team of 15- and 16-year-old players that began their European campaign in the U-17/18 division of the Helsinki Cup, where they lost in the semifinals in a shootout.

Martin scored six goals on the tour.

“Roman’s play this summer was spectacular," said Odir Martins, Clube Pequeninos do Jockey’s U-16 coach. "He is a highly skilled player with great vision.  For him to travel half way around the world and step into a new team and help us win at this level says a lot about the caliber of player that he is.”
6 comments about "Nomads' Martin invited to join Brazilian club".
  1. James Froehlich, August 22, 2013 at 11:50 p.m.

    Which of our national youth teams is he on ?

  2. Rich Lomanto, August 23, 2013 at 9:21 a.m.

    Once again, Southern California produces!

  3. Mike Lee, August 23, 2013 at 1:40 p.m.

    I just saw another article also about Roman saying he and his team won gold in the Dana Cup and bronze in the Gothia World Cup.

  4. John Matich, August 23, 2013 at 1:43 p.m.

    Seem him play --another national caliber Nomads's product. This kid has huge upside!

  5. Mary Hertel , August 23, 2013 at 4:18 p.m.

    Sounds like this kid is creating a buzz in the international soccer community. Way to go!

  6. Branko Soccer, August 23, 2013 at 7:54 p.m.

    Good to see the recognition --Roman Martin is one of those cerative midfielders that doesn't come along very often.

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