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.
October 1, 1997 |
If you're at the Rose Bowl on Sunday for the first game of a best-of-three Major League Soccer playoff series between the Galaxy and Dallas Burn, you are virtually guaranteed last-minute drama. I'm not talking about the game. Who knows about that? I'm talking about the pregame. Will the Galaxy's colorful All-Star goalkeeper, Jorge Campos, be in Pasadena? Will he be in Mexico City? Or will he be at 30,000 feet somewhere in between? Here's the situation.
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.
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.
June 6, 1999 |
This was not a normal week for the Galaxy. Mired in fifth place in the Western Conference standings, the team set about reshaping its lineup. First came a trade, forward Welton for midfielder Roy Myers of the New York/New Jersey MetroStars. Then came talk of signing defender Mohammad Khakpour from the Iranian national team and bringing back former Galaxy forward Harut Karapetyan. To top it off, maintenance work at the Rose Bowl forced the players to practice at USC.