The person who was quoted for "nice guys finish last" never met Kevin Hartman. Aside from all his on-field accomplishements, Kevin is one of the quiet people ready to give the shirt off his back. He did exactly that, donating this 2010 game used MLS goal keeper jersey (below) to the I.S.A. Collection.
His is often involved in community work and international causes. We met him during the off-season working on NOTHINGBUTNETS - raising awareness for the need of mosquito netting to prevent malaria.
The yellow number # 1 shirt was worn during the 2010 MLS season including the record 19 game undefeated run with FC Dallas. The season was also high lighted by the incident with Frenchman Thierry Henry that caused Hartman to miss several games near the end of the regular schedule.
He recovered enough to lead FC Dallas through the playoffs and the MLS CUP Final, although he was unable to take goal kicks from the injury.
Hartman holds most of Major League Soccer's goal keeping records including:
- Most saves in MLS history.
- Most career shutouts in MLS history.
- Most wins by any goalkeeper in MLS history.
- Most consecutive minutes in MLS history.
- First MLS goalkeeper to have consecutive 20-win seasons.
Kevin has been capped (4) four times by the US National Team. He was voted MLS goalkeeper of the year in 1999.