SoCal Player Chooses to Play in Atlantic Coast Conference

Roman Martin, a midfield playmaker from San Diego, recently committed to Wake Forest University.  Martin, who plays for the Nomads U18 Academy in the USSF, has just recently returned from Croatia, where had spent the summer training with the U19 program at GNK Dinamo Zagreb.

When asked about his decision, Martin indicated that a big part of the draw was the brand of soccer that is played at Wake Forest.  “It is an attractive attacking style  — on both sides of the ball – and that fits the way how I have been taught to play,” said Martin.  “Coach Vidovich also has a great track record of producing results and getting the most from his players, and that was important to me”


At 6’1” and 160 lbs, Martin is viewed as a versatile player that can play higher up the field in a playmaking role or in a defensive role in the midfield or along the back 4.  In addition to training at Dinamo Zagreb, Martin has also played extensively in Brazil and Europe.  In the two previous summers, Martin played over 70 games for two different Brazilian clubs in Spain, Portugal, England, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

Martin currently attends the La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego and graduates in June of 2015.