U.S. U-17 Men
Born: January 5, 1982.
Hometown: Plano, TX.
School/Club: Dallas Comets.
National Team: Made his international debut with the U.S. Under-17
National Team on February 14, 1998 against Guatemala ... U-17:
Participated in every U-17 camp in '98 ... High School: Named to the
1999 Parade Magazine High School All-American Team ... One year varsity
starter at Plano High School, same high school that '98 World Cup starter
Chad Deering attended ... Scored 10 goals and had 15 assists as a
center-midfielder ... 1998 NSCAA Youth All-American ... Personal:
Fluent in Spanish ... Enjoys spending time with his family ... Water sports
enthusiast ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Full name is
Gregory Alan Martin.
(1) Describe how it feels to play for your country? As a player there is no greater
(2) What professional soccer player do you admire the most? Juan Sebastian Veron and
(3) What do you know about the World Championship? It will be the greatest event in my
life at this point.
(4) What has been the biggest sacrifice in your life? Leaving home at such an early
(5) Most memorable soccer moment? Scoring game winning goal against Korea in Dallas Cup.
(6) Person you admire the most? My parents and Michael Jordon.
(7) Aspirations in soccer? Play professionally in Argentina, in the Olympics and World
(8) Strongest trait? Intensity and passion for life.