December 15, 2006 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Los Angeles Galaxy
CARSON, CA (Friday, December 15, 2006) - The Los Angeles Galaxy have acquired a natural second round picks for 2007 and 2008 MLS SuperDrafts from the Kansas City Wizards, the club announced today. In exchange, the Galaxy traded goalkeeper Kevin Hartman to the Wizards. Entering the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, the Galaxy now boast five of the top 25 picks, including the fifth, tenth, sixteenth, twentieth and twenty-third overall selections.
"This trade reflects our respect for Kevin Hartman and for all that he has done for the Galaxy organization, on and off the field," said L.A. Galaxy President and General Manager Alexi Lalas. "I want to personally thank him for his decade of service, and wish him well as he continues his career in Kansas City."
An integral member of all five Los Angeles Galaxy championship-winning teams, the 32-year-old Hartman helped lead the Galaxy to all three major titles in the region; the MLS Cup ('02 and '05), Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ('01 and '05) and CONCACAF Champions Cup ('00).
A 6-0, 185-pound goalkeeper, Hartman has appeared in 243 games, facing 1,226 shots-on-goal with 903 saves in 21,735 minutes between the pipes. A three-time MLS All-Star ('99, '03 and '04), Hartman boasts the best all-time goals-against-average (GAA) of any goalkeeper in MLS with a 1.18 GAA, including 62 career shutouts.
A member of MLS' Best Eleven in 1999, he also boasts 116 wins, 85 losses and 39 ties during his career with the Galaxy. In 1999, the South Bay, CA native earned MLS Goalkeeper of the Year honors while registering a league-record 0.91 Goals-Against-Average GAA.
In the playoffs, Hartman owns a 21-13-4 (W-L-T) all-time record including a 1.20 GAA with 12 shutouts. In 39 playoff appearances, he has amassed 3,592 minutes with 10 saves on 147 shots on goal, including backstopping the club in four MLS Cup finals ('99, 01, '02, and '05).
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