Houston Dynamo sign Argentine midfielder Martinez as designated player

The 22-year-old attacker joins Erick Torres and Alberth Elis as the club's three designated players

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. 

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“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.”

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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. 

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