The Georgetown University graduate may have had his dream come true after his first European Showcase, but his struggle wasn’t easy. Having being previously turned down by New York Red Bulls II prior to AX’s events, he did not give up and kept on looking for more opportunities to prove himself and break into the professional game.
Austin Martz was recommended by AX’s success story Chase Miller and was invited to join the Summer European Showcase to Sweden and Norway, managing to secure a deal through hard work, dedication, and ability.
Martz had a very strong European tour; facing professional sides he stepped up his game and scored an exceptional volley right in the opener, which gave him early attention of various attending scouts, coaches, and AX’s Agency Staff.
Mark Miller was the scout that gave Martz his first professional contract by recommending him to Pembroke after being impressed with his striking work rate and goal scoring abilities. Martz was signed without a trial due to the strong recommendation from Miller.
We wish Austin the best of luck in the 2015/2016 season in Malta.