Honduran Walter Martinez is training with D.C. United

Honduran national team player Walter Martinez is currently training with D.C. United Photo: Walter Martinez, Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 12, 2013 — Honduran national team player Walter Martinez is currently training with D.C. United in Lake Mary, Florida as the team prepares for the new season just 19 days away.

The 30-year-old attacking midfielder has played 40 times for Honduras since 2002 scoring 12 goals.

Since 2012, Martinez has played in China: first with Beijing Guoan, and last year at Chongqing.

Martinez played against United with in 2009, scoring for Honduran club Marathon in a CONCACAF Champions League game.

United will face Western Conference side Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 9 in its home opener of the 2013 MLS regular season. The club will begin its 2013 campaign on the road against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, March 2 in a rematch of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals.  

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John Haydon has covered soccer for The Washington Times for two decades. He has reported on international soccer events in Germany, South Korea and Spain. John hails from Birmingham, England and has lived in the Washington D.C. region for over twenty years.  

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