Martinez back with the U.S. U-17 program

January 19, 2009
By Justin Rodriguez, Special to ESPNsoccernet
Sitting in front of the television in his parents' living room, Carlos Martinez had mixed emotions watching the match.

After all, this was his team sprinting up and down the pitch, and this was supposed to be Martinez's time.

However, after being banished from the side, Martinez could only watch the U.S. national U-17 residency squad lose to Brazil 2-1 at the Nike friendlies series on Dec. 7 in Lancaster, Calif. U.S. U-17 coach Wilmer Cabrera dismissed Martinez in early October ...

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