The Red Bulls Signed Kevin Hartman?

Stephen Dunn

According to his Twitter, the Red Bulls have signed the former FC Dallas goalkeeper.

A little after 10 p.m. this evening Kevin Hartman made a big announcement on his Twitter. Picture included.

Which...uh, ok. With Luis Robles and Ryan Meara between the sticks, not to mention 17-year-old Santiago Castano, the Red Bulls aren't necessarily hurting for goalkeeping help. But sure. Why not?

This is especially surprising as Meara was rumored to be ready by April, after two hip surgeries ended his season last year and kept him off the field for the start of this season.

After Robles the goalkeeping situation as of right-this-very-moment is shaky. It's pretty obvious, if only from his one preseason appearance, the young'un Castano isn't ready for prime time. But Meara, if the "April return" scheduling is right, is about ready. In that light, it seems a bit odd the team would take out what looks like a goalkeeping insurance policy at this point. Unless last year's runaway Rookie of the Year (for most of the season, anyway) isn't on schedule as we all had hoped.

That's all assuming the move is, you know, actually happening. Last year, we found out about the Juan Agudelo-Heath Pearce deal via Twitter, with Pearce breaking the news he'd been dealt himself. On the flip side, Tyler Ruthven tweeted that he'd been signed and we all thought the Red Bulls had some depth on the backline. Until he wasn't. Currently, Ruthven is trying out with Swedish side IK Brage.

Hartman, for those who don't know, spent nearly 10 years with the LA Galaxy before stints with the then-Kansas City Wizards, where he broke Tony Meola's all-time MLS saves record, and Dallas. He was released by Dallas at the end of last season, and wasn't picked up in the league's Re-Entry Draft.

Also worth noting, Thierry Henry and Hartman had a weird moment when both sort of went to kick the ball at the same time, and Hartman got injured. It's a bit of a weird situation, so it's probably best seen in video.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Once A Metro

You must be a member of Once A Metro to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Once A Metro. You should read them.

Join Once A Metro

You must be a member of Once A Metro to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Once A Metro. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker