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) June 29, 2018
The second active MLS player to come out, after Robbie Rogers, Martin remains a pioneer, the only active male team sports athlete in the five American major leagues to be out at present.
On the anniversary of his announcement, Martin discusses the impact of his declaration, why it was time for him, and the response he received from people who needed to hear his message.
Check out Minnesota United's next game, at Allianz Field against FC Cincinnati on Saturday (4 pm ET | ESPN in US; MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada).