Dallas Soccer, Dallas Soccer News, North Texas Soccer

dallas soccer news
Advertisement
Dallas Soccer Exclusive
Dallas Soccer News - FC Dallas news, Kevin Hartman, Fred

Spectacular last gasp Hartman save gives FC Dallas tie at DC United

Published 5/9/2011 2:22:48 PM by staff from dallas
image image image image email this article
It was as good a save as you will see all season in MLS play.   Like so many times throughout his storied MLS career, FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman saved the day once again on Saturday.

This time Hartman’s moment came at RFK stadium against DC United, helping preserve a valuable scoreless draw on the road for Dallas.  With the match nearing fulltime, DC United forward Josh Wolff sent a fleeting line drive of a cross across the mouth of the goal to midfielder Fred. With a wide open net, Fred one-timed the cross with his head only to have Hartman dive to his right and swat the shot attempt away.

“That was a huge save. That was outstanding. That’s the Kevin Hartman that we all know and remember from last year,” FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman told FCDallas.com. “I think it was the best scoring chance of the game and he saved us.”

Hartman provided a different angle on the play that preserved the scoreless draw.

“It was one of those things that kind of happened pretty quickly,” he said. “When Josh [Wolff] crossed the ball I honestly thought I was going to turn and there was going to be nobody there because it happened so quickly. Fortunately I was able to spread myself and Fred hit it somewhere that I was able to turn it aside.”

Leading up to the game Hyndman reminded his players of DC United’s offensive tendencies, especially of the weak side ball that United like to play across the six-yard box.

“We had talked a couple times as a team that they were going to be knocking these balls across the goal and you just got to pay attention, and that one slipped across us,” said Hyndman. “We did very well defending everything in the air, but that one came across pretty fast and skipped through, and Kevin was outstanding with that save.”

The draw marked the 95th career regular-season shutout in Hartman’s 15th career, an MLS record. It was also his 11th since he joined FC Dallas before the 2010 season.

“I really feel that (goalkeeping coach) Drew Keeshan has been really a huge emphasis in terms of some of the success that I’ve had,” Hartman said. “I really try to demand a lot out of myself and I think that really that expectation kind of pushes me more on a day-to-day basis than anything else.”

In a game that saw few offensive opportunities for both sides, Hartman looked at the positive angle. “I think that we are a team right now that is trying to build ourselves for the long haul,” he said. “We are excited to try to take some of this back home and try to get some results next week.”

The result keeps a solid run of play going for FC Dallas as they have claimed 7 points from their last three matches with two of the results coming on the road.



Label: FC Dallas news, Kevin Hartman, Fred
Print Dallas Soccer News Print   View Dallas Soccer News RSS Feed
Dallas Area Soccer Articles
Dallas Soccer News

FC Dallas to gain a new rival in Austin FC

Added: 8/23/2018 12:29:35 PM
Well well well. It looks like FC Dallas will be gaining a new rival very soon. The Columbus Crew are going to be relocating to Austin and becoming Austin FC. Read More
 
Dallas Soccer News

TCU opens with win over Alabama in womens soccer

Added: 8/18/2018 8:05:54 AM
What an opening night in Fort Worth as TCU took care of visiting Alabama 1-0 on a late Kayla Hill header. It was a mouth-watering matchup featuring a pair of teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year. Read More
 
Dallas Soccer News

Favorites having tough time at Russia 2018 World Cup

Added: 6/19/2018 1:24:54 PM
Well with the opening group matches in the books for all the groups at the 2018 Russia World Cup the one thing we have learned is that we knew nothing as only 2 of the top 8 in the FIFA rankings managed a win. Read More
 
Dallas Soccer News

TCU Womens Soccer signs seven

Added: 4/19/2018 11:28:03 AM
TCU women’s soccer announced a stellar nationally ranked recruiting class. Head coach Eric Bell has announced the 2018 signing class featuring seven student-athletes. Read More
 
Dallas Soccer News

FC Dallas slumps to another poor result at home

Added: 4/8/2018 9:34:27 AM
FC Dallas slumped to another poor result on home turf last night as they needed a late rally to salvage a point from a very average Colorado Rapids side. Cristian Colman nodded home a wonderful long pass from Mauro Diaz. Read More
 
Dallas Soccer News

Trinity gets past Allen in overtime thriller

Added: 3/29/2018 10:42:13 PM
Trinity slipped past Allen 2-1 on a Mateo Gonzalez goal with 30 seconds left in the first overtime. Read More
 
Dallas Soccer News

Dallas Cup 2018 - Super Group update

Added: 3/27/2018 5:26:18 AM
Two matchdays are in the books at the 2018 Dallas Cup Super Group. Only CF Monterrey have been able to win both their matches so far in the highly competitive tournament leaving everything to play for in Wednesday's final matchday. Read More


RSS Feed
Dallas Soccer Xpert is the best dallas soccer news source.
We cover Dallas soccer, Dallas Cup, Dallas soccer news, North Texas soccer,
Dallas high school soccer, and Fort Worth high school soccer.