FC Dallas has signed goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, the team announced Monday. Dallas acquired Hartman in a trade with the Kansas City Wizards, sending them a second round selection in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for the four-time MLS All-Star.
Hartman appeared in all 30 regular season games for the Wizards in the 2009 season, earning a 1.40 goals against average and collecting an impressive 105 saves. Hartman's all-time regular season record is 146-120-64 and his post-season record is 22-15-7.
"I'm excited to be in Dallas," said Hartman. "It's the place where I won the 2005 championship with the Galaxy and it's always held a place in my heart. I'm excited to be here to play in front of the Dallas fans and excited to start a new chapter in my soccer career."
The UCLA graduate was drafted in the third round of the 1997 College Draft by the Los Angeles Galaxy where he remained for 10 seasons. While with the Galaxy, Hartman helped lead the team to the 2002 and 2005 MLS Cup titles, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup titles in 2001 and 2005 and the CONCACAF Champions Cup in 2000. In 1999, he was named the MLS Pepsi Goalkeeper of the Year and was voted to the MLS AT&T Best XI team.
A four-time MLS All-Star (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005), Hartman holds all the major goalkeeping records in MLS history. He owns the record in games played in goal with 333, games started in goal with 328, minutes played in goal with 29,835, wins in goal with 146, saves in goal with 1,235 and shutouts with 84.
Hartman appeared in 243 games in goal for the Galaxy before being traded to Kansas City in 2007. In three seasons with the Wizards, Hartman played every minute of the regular season.
In 2000, Hartman made his first appearance with the U.S. National team in a match versus Jamaica which ended in a 2-2 tie. He made his first career start with the national team on Jan. 29, 2006, when the U.S. shut out Norway 5-0. He has earned a career total of five caps with the national team.
Author of a children's book, Hartman is highly involved in the community, most recently working with literacy efforts in Kansas City.
Kevin Hartman Professional Career:
1997 - 2006: Los Angeles Galaxy
2007 - 2009: Kansas City Wizards
Name: Kevin Hartman
DOB: May 25, 1974
Birthplace: Athens, OH
Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA
Last Club: Kansas City Wizards
Nationality: United States
ACQUIRED: Via trade on March 8, 2010 from Kansas City Wizards in exchange for team's second round selection in 2012 MLS SuperDraft.