The Puerto Rico Islanders announced the return of forward David Foley and goalkeeper Richard Martin for this 2012 season, which starts this Saturday when the Islanders receive the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
David Foley, 24, played in Hartlepool United's youth academy where he became Hartlepool's youngest ever player as a substitute against Port Vale at the age of 16. Foley also played a key role in Hartlepool's Under 19s Dallas Cup winning team in 2004. After seven seasons, the English forward joined the Puerto Rico Islanders for their 2010 pre-season and debuted with the team on April 2010 against Racing des Gonaïves (Haiti). He was named the Board of Directors' Player of the Year after contributing 8 goals and six assits. He was also named to the NASL Best XI and came in second in the Golden Ball race.
On the other hand, goalkeeper Richard Martin, also from England and 24 years old, joined the Puerto Rico Islanders last season after several years of experience with various English clubs. Martin began his professional career with Brighton & Hove Albion FC of the Football League One and, before joining the PR Islanders, he played for Yeovil Town FC of the same league.