December 17, 2012
A NEW CHAPTER?
Source: Cosmos has interest in Hartman
By Kristian R. Dyer
BigAppleSoccer.com Contributing Editor
It looks possible that one of the most decorated goalkeepers in Major League Soccer history could be heading to the North American Soccer League and quite possibly the Cosmos.
A source within the NASL said that the New York Cosmos have an interest in former FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman and will be reaching out to his representatives.
Set to turn 39 on May 25, Hartman has more than 400 MLS appearances and was named MLS goalkeeper of the year in 1999.
He was not taken in the Stage 2 re-entry draft on Friday and the ambitious Cosmos could be a place for him to continue playing.
Hartman started 30 games for FC Dallas this past season, recording a 1.40 goals-against average and six shutouts. He finished with a 9-11-10 mark.
Should the club eventually move up to MLS, Hartman could transition into a coaching role or a management role.
The 6-1, 196-lb. Hartman also played for the LA Galaxy and Kansas City Wizards. He has made five appearances for the U.S. National Team.