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El Gato In New York? Veteran Keeper Says He Is Signing With The Red Bulls

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Kevin Hartman tweeted out that he will soon be a Red Bull

Ronald Martinez

Update: New York makes the deal official by signing Hartman on Friday. He'll be available this weekend against Montreal.

The looming question as to where former FC Dallas keeper Kevin Hartman will land is now soon to be done with.

Hartman sent out a tweet not to long ago that stated he will soon be a member of the New York Red Bulls.

As much as most of us would have liked to have seen Hartman stay in Dallas, you can't help but feel happy for him to find a new home.

New York already has three keepers on the books with Luis Robles, Ryan Meara and Santiago Castaño. One has to wonder if this means that Merea's injury is worse than previously thought. Let's also be real for a moment about the Red Bulls, they have been searching for a top keeper for probably four or five years now. As much as I like Robles as a keeper, Hartman has the experience and ability to start on day one with Mike Petke's squad.

Hartman holds nearly every career goalkeeping record in MLS, including wins, appearances, and shutouts. He is also the all-time leader in minutes played among all players in MLS history. I suspect he was noticing RSL keeper Nick Rimando hot on his trail for some of those records and decided to do a thing or two about it.

Congrats El Gato!