D.C. United has traded one of its Homegrown Players, midfielder Collin Martin, to Minnesota United for a draft pick.
Since his MLS debut in August, 2013, a month after signing his Homegrown contract, Martin had played 15 games (in all competitions) for D.C., which received a fourth-round pick in the 2018 SuperDraft in the trade. Martin, 22, was the sixth Homegrown signing in team history. “Collin has been a part of the United family for several years, and we wish him the best as he continues his career,” said D.C. general manager Dave Kasper. He will retain Homegrown status on the Minnesota United roster.
Martin ended a two-year drought without a start for D.C.’s first team when he played against Orlando City SC in the regular season finale Oct. 23. A native of Chevy Chase, Md., he played one season of college ball at Wake Forest and represented the U.S. U-20 team at the 2012 Toulon Tournament. From 2013 to 2015 he went on recurring loans to the Richmond Kickers, for which he played 14 USL games.
With the Loons Martin rejoins former D.C. United assistant coach Amos Magee, the MNUFC director of player personnel who was hired Nov. 16.