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Video: Martinez's Goal

A few days old, but worth a look: Walter Martinez, who is being aggressively pursued by D.C. United, scoring the final goal during Honduras' 4-1 victory over Nicaragua in the UNCAF Nations Cup.

By Steve Goff  |  January 27, 2009; 11:32 AM ET
Categories:  CONCACAF , D.C. United  
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Que golazo. Hope the FO can make a deal for Peri happen.

Posted by: jpeace121 | January 27, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Martinez, Simms and Doe will all have to compete for best fro. I wonder who is the favorite. :)

Posted by: TheJim1 | January 27, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Now with our luck, if we indeed get this guy, he won't do something like that at all for us this year... beautiful display of individual control and skill though..

Posted by: BurchFan4 | January 27, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I posted this up yesterday in one of your discussions. What no acknowledgement goff? :p

Posted by: BolivianDCFan | January 27, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Every time I hear or see something like this, I fear the deal will fail.

Posted by: sitruc | January 27, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry to be a pessimist, but he looks kinda short. We haven't had any luck with short strikers with the exception of Raul Diaz Arce years ago.

Posted by: mbyrd28 | January 27, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Nice touch. Was that lucky? Just under the bar. If he can do that intentionally, DCU is going after the right guy.

Posted by: fischy | January 27, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

If DCU can sell Gallardo to an Argentine club and get Christian Gomez at half his salary, that should clear enough room to sign Walter Martinez and leave open a summer transfer window option to sign another DP (from Europe hopefully) if the FO choices.

Posted by: niknakdcu | January 27, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Man forget Gomez and Gallardo, we need something like Martinez to score goals and not choke like Emilio does in international competition. Or hog the ball like Moreno does sometimes well most of the times (and have everyone defending him as a playmaker). You know he has hit that age where every old man thinks they are still young enough run and do what they did when they were 20. hahaha

but we should invest in aquiring Martinez services, he will bolster our attacking front.

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | January 27, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

niknakdcu's comment points up something missing from the discussion of Goof's musings on Gallardo and Gomez. If Gallardo goes, I'm guessing DC gets to keep the DP slot? If so, then niknakdcu does raise an interesting possibility regarding signing a DP in the next transfer window. I might float one more name there...Veron. He's committed to the Copa Libertadores effort, but he's also said he might look around after the season. He's getting interest even from Serie A clubs, so DCU seems an unlikely destination -- however, given last year's near miss signing, DCU and Veron may not be done yet.

Posted by: fischy | January 27, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

That looked like a handball - didn't he play it with his arm to slow the ball enough to strike it?

Posted by: hiya | January 27, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Umm, OK ... let's sign him.

Posted by: beergorila | January 27, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

you beat me to it hiya... I noticed that when BolivianDCFan posted it yesterday;-) Does look a little handbally.

Posted by: DadRyan | January 27, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

yeah, hiya, it's close.

That said, however he gained control that's a beautiful shot with reverse swerve to hit the top corner. Keeper had zero chance on that perfectly struck ball.

Posted by: ah___ | January 27, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Peri is off to Spain, Alaves to be specific. I am disappointed. Was hoping to see him at DC.

Posted by: nico78 | January 27, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Sweet lay of the ball off the bounce. Great hairdo. Reminds me of Kid and Play, House Party . . .

Posted by: delantero | January 27, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

""Sin embargo, el club no ha hecho oficial esta transacción.""

Not quite yet. We'll wait until it's official.

Posted by: delantero | January 27, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

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