El Gato is back!
Kevin Hartman is the new Director of the Girls’ Academy.
The LA Galaxy announced today that former goalkeeper Kevin Hartman has been named the Director of the LA Galaxy Girls’ Academy, which is set to begin competition this fall. Hartman, 42, is one of the Galaxy’s and Major League Soccer’s most decorated players of all-time, representing LA from 1997-2006 and making 243 appearances while helping lead the club to two MLS Cup trophies (2002, 2005). LA Galaxy fans can meet the LA Galaxy’s new Girl’s Academy Director on Saturday, April 22 in advance of LA Galaxy II’s match against Orange County SC when Hartman attends a pre-game tailgate beginning at 5:30 p.m. PT in Lot 18, with food and beer provided to those in attendance.
“It is an incredible honor for me to be named the Director of the LA Galaxy Girls’ Academy program,” said Hartman. “This club has meant so much to me throughout my career and I am deeply humbled to be able to lead this unique, innovative and monumental initiative from the LA Galaxy. Development among youth soccer players is critical, and providing the appropriate resources and platforms to facilitate that development is an important step. I am thrilled to be a part of implementing a structure for girls throughout Southern California to develop to grow and develop in a professional environment free of charge.”