Schmid, Hartman Honored By MLS
NEW YORK (AP) _ The Los Angeles Galaxy, who will play D.C. United for the Major League Soccer championship, picked up two trophies Tuesday when Kevin Hartman was named goalkeeper of the year and Sigi Schmid earned coach of the year honors.
Schmid joined the Galaxy five games into the season after the team had won just two of its first five games _ both in shootouts _ and fired Octavio Zambrano. Los Angeles won 15 of its first 19 games under the former UCLA coach.
Hartman, one of eight former UCLA players on the Galaxy, was the first keeper in the league’s four-year history to average less than one goal allowed per game, posting a mark of 0.91. He had a 20-12 record with 11 shutouts this season and is the first MLS goalkeeper to have consecutive 20-victory seasons.
The MLS Cup is Sunday in Foxboro, Mass.