Collin Martin is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder in the United States. Collin has kitted out for teams such as D.C. United and Minnesota United FC in Major League Soccer, Richmond Kickers and Hartford Athletic in the United Soccer League and San Diego Loyal.
In 2018, when playing for Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Minnesota United, he became the first active openly male gay athlete in any of the big-five American sports leagues or any top-division professional men’s national football leagues.
In 2021, Collin decided to join the Common Goal Movement; pledging a minimum of 1% of his annual salary towards driving social change through football.
“I first met the Common Goal team while I was playing in Minnesota and I was blown away by all the work they were already doing around the world,” he said.
“I decided to join because speaking about the change you want to see in sport is ultimately not enough.
“Common Goal is actively doing the work that I think is necessary to make soccer for all a reality and I'm proud to be a part of their team.
“I'm pledging 1% of my salary to the Play Proud project because I know how much of an influence a coach can have in a team setting.
“By giving coaches the right education on how to make their teams more inclusive, Play Proud is making sport a more welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community.”