October 25, 2003 |
Kevin Hartman avoided a playoff run of distraction and an off-season filled with uncertainty by agreeing to a multiyear deal with Major League Soccer, a contract extension that was announced Friday. That the seventh-year Galaxy goalkeeper will continue to ply his trade in his backyard -- Hartman grew up in the South Bay and played for two years at Cal State Dominguez Hills -- makes his sticking around that much sweeter, he said.
August 6, 2011 |
Three set pieces — all engineered by one smooth operator by the name of David Beckham — and three goals. Definitely the math the Galaxy can fully embrace. And here's another number the team can wrap its head and arms around after Saturday's emphatic 3-1 victory over FC Dallas at the Home Depot Center in Carson: six. That would be the points separating the Galaxy from Dallas in the Western Conference. The Galaxy padded their lead at the top of the conference by taking advantage of a suddenly shaky Dallas defense and a miscue on the first goal from goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, who had a decidedly difficult night.
July 19, 2003 |
Apparently, the Galaxy's offense was lost in transit like so much luggage during the team's trip halfway across the globe to play in Peace Cup Korea 2003. How better to explain the defending Major League Soccer champion failing to score in its second consecutive match of the three-games-in-five-days tournament? True, the Galaxy's 0-0 draw with 1860 Munich of Germany on Friday in Daejon, South Korea, left much to be desired.
August 27, 2012 |
Remember the Galaxy team that ran roughshod over the rest of Major League Soccer on its way to an MLS Cup title last season? Well, it's back. And after Sunday's methodical 2-0 win over FC Dallas in front of a sun-drenched Home Depot Center crowd of 21,933, an argument could be made that the team is as good as ever. "I've heard that from a lot of people. Which is good to hear," said defender Todd Dunivant, who scored the second goal Sunday. "Obviously, you don't want to be living in the past.
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.
October 30, 1999 |
Three more shutouts. That's what it will take. If Kevin Hartman can keep the Dallas Burn off the scoreboard for two games and either Washington D.C. United or the Columbus Crew for one, and if his teammates can score a few goals, the Galaxy will win Major League Soccer's championship. But that's easier written than done. So far in the MLS playoffs, Hartman has not been beaten, denying the Colorado Rapids, 3-0 and 2-0, as the Galaxy swept into the Western Conference finals.
August 11, 2001 |
The Galaxy resumes its Major League Soccer season tonight after a 25-day break, which was just long enough for Coach Sigi Schmid to reach a decision about his goalkeepers. Kevin Hartman is now officially the starter and Matt Reis is his backup. "Either way I don't think I could have made a wrong decision, but my gut feeling was to go with Kevin," Schmid said. If so, it's Reis whose innards have suffered.
June 19, 1998 |
Standing back in goal, watching his Galaxy teammates stumble and bumble upfield, keeper Kevin Hartman must have felt he was watching a movie in slow motion. "I didn't know they were moving at all," Hartman said. "I mean, it was a very slow game." And it was up to Hartman to make the big saves, keeping his sluggish team in the game long enough for midfielder Mauricio Cienfuegos to score two second-half goals for a 2-1 win Thursday over the Colorado Rapids at the Rose Bowl.
August 27, 2000 |
There is a very good reason Kevin Hartman is the Galaxy's starting goalkeeper. No matter how well backup Matt Reis played while Hartman was recuperating from knee surgery, Los Angeles' No. 22 showed Saturday night why he is No. 1. The San Jose Earthquakes, fighting desperately to keep their Major League Soccer playoff hopes alive, earned a club-record 15 corner kicks and peppered the Galaxy net with a club-record 25 shots.
September 19, 2000 |
As Kevin Hartman limped off the Rose Bowl field after practice Monday, the Galaxy goalkeeper proclaimed himself sound enough to return to the lineup Wednesday night, though his left foot was wrapped in ice. Hartman, who was kicked in the head Thursday during the Galaxy's 1-0 playoff-opening victory over the Tampa Bay Mutiny and suffered his second concussion in nine months, tweaked his foot during practice.