Martin, who came out publicly on Friday, ahead of Minnesota United's Pride Night game against FC Dallas, made his first on-field appearance in Wednesday's 4-3 win over Toronto FC. Coming off the bench in the 79th minute for Rasmus Schuller, the 23-year-old entered the field to a standing ovation from the supporters at TCF Bank Stadium.
After the final whistle, every #MNUFC player and coach drifted towards Martin for high-fives and hugs. Great to see the team supporting the midfielder.— Jeff Rueter (@jeffrueter) July 5, 2018
Martin is currently the only active openly gay male professional athlete in the major five team sports in the United States.