Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Sounders acquire Honduran international Mario Martinez on loan from Real Espana
The Seattle Sounders have officially completed the signing of Honduran international Mario Martinez. The 23-year old is currently at the 2012 Olympics with the Honduran national team and will join the Rave Green on loan from Honduran club Real Espana following the conclusion of the Olympic games. Seattle agreed to a deal for Martinez during the MLS transfer deadline last Friday, but nothing was finalized at that time and we were hoping to get an official word about the deal by Monday. We still didn't hear anything, but the only thing that matters is that the deal was completed earlier today and Martinez will be joining the team following the Olympics.
To be honest, I don't really know anything about this kid, but everybody who has been watching the Olympics, who has watched any of his matches either against Morocco, Japan or Spain have said that he is a solid midfielder, that he's really dangerous on the left side of midfield, etc. I have seen a few of his YouTube videos however, and what I will tell you is that he has a great left foot, he can strike from distance and will be useful in left midfield for the Sounders. So I'm really happy with this acquisition and I'm excited to see him in the Rave Green.