ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Saint Louis FC announced the signing of midfielder Austin Martz for the 2018 season, pending USL and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.
Martz was born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and attended Georgetown University where he made 74 appearances and scored four goals during the 2011-2014 seasons. He also played for the Baltimore Bohemians during the 2013, 2014, and 2015 PDL seasons where he made 21 appearances and scored seven goals. Martz signed his first professional contract with Pembroke Athleta in the Maltese Premier League, making 16 appearances and scoring five goals during the 2015 season. He would return to the United States in February 2016 to sign with the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL where he made 26 appearances and scored four goals. Martz then joined Orlando City B at the start of the 2017 season and played in 30 games with two goals scored during the campaign.
“Austin is someone I know very well from my time at Orlando City B,” said Anthony Pulis, STLFC Head Coach. “He is extremely explosive and a quick threat on offense that should trouble defenders. He is also a great guy with a working attitude that should fit in nicely with the squad we are building.”
“I’m thrilled to be part of this club,” said Martz. “It’s exciting to have an opportunity to work with coach Pulis again because I wholeheartedly believe in his core beliefs as a football coach and person. As soon as I signed, I read about the history of the club and noticed the five values of Unity, Humility, Passion, Respect, and Tradition. To me, it’s noticeable how much the community gets behind these values and this is definitely a community I want to be a part of and play for. I feel extremely grateful and I’m ready to get started!”