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Real Salt Lake signs forward Juan Manuel Martinez

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - FEBRUARY 15: Juan Manuel Martinez of Boca Juniors gestures after missing a chance to score during a match between Boca Juniors and Olimpo as part of first round of Torneo Primera Division 2015 at Alberto J. Armando Stadium on February 15, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Charly Diaz Azcue/LatinContent/ Getty Images)

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - FEBRUARY 15: Juan Manuel Martinez of Boca Juniors gestures after missing a chance to score during a match between Boca Juniors and Olimpo as part of first round of Torneo Primera Division 2015 at Alberto J. Armando Stadium on February 15, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Charly Diaz Azcue/LatinContent/ Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Real Salt Lake has signed Argentinian forward Juan Manuel Martinez as a designated player.

The team announced the signing Thursday.

The 29-year-old Martinez formerly played for Boca Juniors and Corinthians.

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Martinez played for the Argentine national team in 2011-12 and scored one goal in four games. He was named Argentina's Footballer of the Year in 2010 along with Barcelona's Lionel Messi. Martinez scored 10 goals in 19 games with Velez Sarsfield that season.

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Martinez played 13 seasons in South American leagues. He also played in the 2012 FIF Club World Cup for Corinthians.