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Indy Eleven Acquires Forward Douglas Martinez Via Transfer from Sacramento Republic FC

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March 17, 2023 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)Indy Eleven News Release

INDIANAPOLIS – Indy Eleven continued to strengthen its attacking corps for the 2023 season with the addition of forward Douglas Martinez via transfer from fellow USL Championship side Sacramento Republic FC. Terms of the deal that brings the Honduran striker to the Circle City will not be released; the transfer remains pending per league and federation approval.

Having started his professional career at the age of 16 in Honduras with C.D.S. Vida in 2013, the 25-year-old Martinez brings ten years of pro experience to the Eleven’s attacking corps. That tenure includes four seasons in the USL Championship, during which he’s collected 27 goals and 12 assists in 90 combined regular season and playoff matches (64 starts) with SRFC, San Diego Loyal SC (2021), Real Monarchs SLC (2019-21), and New York Red Bulls II (2017). Martinez also scored a pair of goals, both in 2020, across 25 appearances (10 starts) in Major League Soccer action with Real Salt Lake during parts of three seasons between 2019-21.

“Douglas is a multifaceted finisher with great experience who can bring another dimension to our attack,” said Indy Eleven Head Coach Mark Lowry, who coached against Martinez’s Real Monarchs teams in Western Conference action while with El Paso Locomotive FC. “He’s proven he can produce at this level and we believe he’ll fit our approach on both sides of the ball incredibly well. We look forward to incorporating him into the squad quickly and to the contributions he’ll bring to the group this season.”

Martinez arrives in Indiana following a lone season with Sacramento in 2022 that saw him notch five goals and three assists while starting 21 of his 31 appearances in league play. He also started in five of his six contests for Republic FC during their historic run to the Final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, contributing on the scoresheet with an insurance goal (88′) in a 2-0 win over Phoenix Rising FC in the Fourth Round and an assist on Rodrigo Lopez’s 4th minute opener in a 2-1 road win over MLS’ LA Galaxy in the Quarterfinals.

Martinez broke out in USLC circles in 2019, when his 17 goals (fifth on that season’s Golden Boot chart) and seven assists in 25 appearances helped Real Monarchs SLC – which also featured his new Eleven teammate, midfielder Jack Blake – claim the club’s first league title.

In addition to his club career, Martinez also has featured at the international level…

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