LYLE MARTIN MAKES HISTORY
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BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, April 26, 2010
Over the weekend Lyle Martin made history by becoming both the first American to play in the Chinese Super League and also the first American to score in the league as well.

With the match between Shaanxi Chanba and Shenzhen tied at 2-2 in the 89th minute, Martin scored for Shaanxi Chanba in the final minute of the game to lift his club to their first win of the season.

Martin, 25, is a native of Bakersfield, California. He was drafted by Chivas USA in 2007 but went on to play with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL instead. His most memorable moment for the club came in 2008 when he played a full 90 in the USL Championship Game as Vancouver went on to defeat Puerto Rico 2-1 for the title.

Martin now looks to continue his success on the field and represent his country well during his first seaon in the Chinese Super League.

Yanks Abroad will have an in-depth feature on Martin later this week as we look to explore his career which has now brought him to China.
Jonathan
Saturday June 26, 2010 3:42 am
This is great!! keep going!
Cheryl
Monday June 21, 2010 11:22 pm
Hey, Just found you. Well done! Keep following your dream
Dad
Thursday May 20, 2010 2:23 pm
Well done. Love you son
Dad
Friday April 30, 2010 1:14 pm
way to go son we so proud of you.
Uncle Bob & Aunt T
Thursday April 29, 2010 11:02 am
Go Lyle - we are so proud of YOU!
Love Uncle Bob & Aunt T
Scott
Monday April 26, 2010 11:09 pm
Really? China? Not saying that's bad but its certainly unexpected. Looking forward to that article.
Calitos
Monday April 26, 2010 10:46 pm
Really awesome job scouting these players. It's amazing that even in China we're making some sort of an impact.
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