Minnesota United’s Collin Martin comes out as gay
History was made Friday morning when Minnesota United FC midfielder Collin Martin came out in a tweet on his personal Twitter account.
Tonight my team, @MNUFC , is having their Pride night. It’s an important night for me — I’ll be announcing that I am an openly gay player in Major League Soccer. #soccerforall pic.twitter.com/cOJQXfrBiv
— Collin Martin (@martcw12) 29 giugno 2018
The announcement comes just hours before Minnesota United hosts their Pride Night tonight against FC Dallas.
Martin is the second openly gay player in Major League Soccer’s history with the first being Robbie Rogers back in 2013.
Martin has been in Major League Soccer for the past six seasons and has spent the last two seasons with Minnesota United after spending his first four with D.C. United.