• Thursday Jul 17, 2014

    Real España’s Martinez loaned to Barcelona

    Honduras Mario Martinez (pictured) was loaned from Real España’s to Ecuador's Barcelona SC for the 2014/15 season. (Photo: Mexsport)

    GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador – Ecuadorian side Barcelona SC announced Thursday the acquisition of Honduras international Mario Martinez on a one-year loan from 2014/15 CONCACAF Champions League qualifier Real España.

    The midfielder was on the Catrachos’ roster for the recently completed FIFA World Cup, making an appearance as a second-half substitute in a 2-1 loss to Ecuador.

    Martinez, who also played in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2012 Olympic Games, took the field in nine qualifiers for Brazil 2014 and scored two goals. 

    Professionally, the 24-year-old has also played with Valerenga (Norway), Anderlecht (Belgium) and the Seattle Sounders.  His only CCL goal was scored in a 1-1 draw with Mexico’s Santos on September 28, 2011.

    The 38-time capped Martinez is expected to arrive in Guayaquil on Friday.

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