|#2 Lyle Martin|
Martin played college soccer at California State University, Bakersfield, where, in his senior year, he earned the 2006 California Collegiate Athletic Association goal-scoring title. During his college years he also played for Bakersfield Brigade of the USL Premier Development League.
Martin was drafted by Chivas USA in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft, but signed instead with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL First Division and was honored with the Whitecaps Newcomer of the Year award. In October of 2008, he helped the Whitecaps capture their second USL First Division championship,
Martin was released by the Whitecaps at the end of the 2009 season and moved to China with his former teammate Charles Gbeke and signed a contract with Chinese Super League side Shaanxi Chan-Ba in February 2010. He is the first American footballer play for Chinese professional football club.
He was released by Shaanxi in June 2010 and signed a contract with China League One side Hubei Greenery in July. In March 2011, Martin transferred to Beijing Baxy. He was released in the summer of 2011.
In December of 2012 Martin signed with NASL club San Antonio Scorpions.