The Houston Dynamo have announced the signing of Argentine midfielder Tomas Martinez as a young designated player.
The 22-year-old joins from Portuguese side Braga, where he failed to establish himself following a move from Argentine power River Plate in 2016.
“Tomas Martinez is a player who we’ve tracked for quite some time, and after a lengthy process we’re pleased to welcome him to the Houston Dynamo,” Dynamo general manager Matt Jordan said in a club release Monday.
“At just 22 years old, he’s a young and very talented midfielder whose profile will add quality and creativity to our team. Tomas is eager to be a part of our club and contribute to the success of our team moving forward.”
Martinez made his debut for River Plate at age 18 after working his way up through the club's youth ranks.
Internationally, Martinez has represented Argentina at the Under-20 and U-23 levels, and started all three of his country's matches at the 2015 U-20 World Cup.