May 30, 2002 |
It was only an exhibition for the Galaxy when it played CD Aguila of El Salvador on Wednesday night at the Rose Bowl, but backup goalkeeper Kevin Hartman came to play for real. Hartman, who has started only one Major League Soccer game this season while starter Matt Reis has the Galaxy three points out of first place, had three impressive saves in a 3-0 Galaxy victory in front of an announced crowd of 5,277.
October 27, 2004 |
Back in the days when Jorge Campos swung from the crossbar or rushed out to midfield to join in the attack, goalkeeping was an adventure with the Galaxy. Then along came Kevin Hartman in 1997, and suddenly the story line changed. Instead of a goalkeeper known as much for his antics and his colorful uniforms as his play, Major League Soccer gained one who, over the next eight seasons, became renowned for reliability.
September 16, 2000 |
A CT scan taken of Kevin Hartman's head late Thursday evening in Tampa Bay was negative after the Galaxy goalkeeper endured a kick to his head in the Galaxy's 1-0 victory over the Mutiny in Game 1 of the best-of-three quarterfinal series. Hartman, Major League Soccer's goalkeeper of the year last season, was cleared to travel with a concussion and he returned with his teammates on the cross-country flight Friday afternoon.
November 28, 1999 |
A week has passed since Kevin Hartman's monumental blunder contributed significantly to the Galaxy's 2-0 loss to Washington D.C. United in Major League Soccer's championship game. The pain will linger until next season for MLS' goalkeeper of the year. It should not, however, spoil what was an exceptional season for the 25-year-old former UCLA keeper whose 0.91 goals-against average set a league record and will earn him a hefty salary boost.
June 8, 2002 |
Mired in a three-game losing streak for the first time in his professional coaching career, Sigi Schmid is shuffling his lineup for today's game against the Chicago Fire in hopes of lighting a fire under the Galaxy. Kevin Hartman will replace Matt Reis and start in goal, not only for today's game, but also for the foreseeable future. "I think it's a situation where the competition between Kevin and Matt is very close," Schmid said.
February 5, 2000 |
Kevin Hartman, Major League Soccer's goalkeeper of the year in 1999, signed a contract Friday that will keep him with the Galaxy for the next four years. Terms were not disclosed, but Hartman probably will be earning three to four times the league-minimum $24,000 he earned last season. "If I wasn't happy with it, I wouldn't have signed it," he said. "I'm very excited to finally get it done.