Longtime MLS goalkeeper Kevin Hartman retires

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Associated Press

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 12:05 PM

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman has announced his retirement after 17 years in Major League Soccer.

Hartman spent the majority of his career with the Los Angeles Galaxy from 1997-2006, where he won the MLS Cup in 2002 and 2005. He played for Kansas City from 2007-2009, spent three seasons at FC Dallas and played last season for the New York Red Bulls.

Hartman says "it was a privilege to have this dream job and watch soccer and the league grow by leaps and bounds" in a statement released by the Red Bulls.

The five-time All-Star is the only player to start and appear in more than 400 regular season MLS games. Of his 416 appearances, all but five were starts.

He retires with a career record of 180-143-89. The former UCLA player also made five appearances for the U.S. national team.

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