Angel Martinez showed he’s comfortable on the international stage.
The Everett resident and member of the Seattle Sounders FC Academy played his part as the U.S. under-15 boys national team reached the semifinals of the 2019 CONCACAF U-15 Boys Championship, held last week in Bradenton, Florida.
Martinez, the youngest player on the roster, appeared in all five of the U.S. team’s games, starting four of those in central defense. In pool play he came on as a substitute in the 64th minute of the team’s 2-0 victory over Haiti; started and played the entire game in the team’s 3-0 victory over Guatemala; then started and played 60 minutes before being substituted in the team’s 4-0 victory over Suriname, playing a key role in setting up the game’s first goal.
In the knockout round, Martinez started and played the entire game in a 2-0 quarterfinal victory over Costa Rica. Then in Saturday’s semifinal against eventual champion Portugal, Martinez started and played 63 minutes in the 3-0 defeat. Martinez came off with the U.S. trailing 1-0, and he also received a yellow card in the game.
Ex-NFL player appearing in Everett
Former NFL player Otis Sistrunk is making an appearance in Everett on Saturday at the Bill Baker Memorial Steel and Wheel Super Show, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the IAM Machinist Hall. Sistrunk, who was a defensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders from 1972-78, was part of the Raiders team that won Super Bowl XI and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1974. He will be signing autographs and taking pictures as part of a fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America.
Snohomish hosting Heroes Run
Snohomish’s Willis D. Tucker Community Park is hosting one of the races in the 12th annual 9/11 Heroes Run national race series. The Heroes Run is a series of races at more than 50 locations that raises funds for the Travis Manion Foundation, which benefits veterans and the families of those who died in service. The 5-kilometer race takes place Sept. 7. For more information or to register for the race, visit the race’s website.
Mariner H.S. cheer honored
The Mariner High School cheer squad came away with several awards from the Universal Cheerleading Association camp held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Competing in the Medium Varsity All-Girls Division, Mariner took first place in Rally Routine, first in Sideline and second in Overall Game Day. The team had three members who were selected as All-Americans: Aaliyah Nao, Gisselle Villasana and Melanie Vue.
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