Vanarama National League North club Salford City have signed Manchester-born goalkeeper Greg Hartley from United States side Chattanooga FC.
Hartley, 26, has played with Chattanooga since 2012. He has won the National Premier Soccer League`s `golden gloves` award twice (2013-2014), has been a Southeast Conference champion, South Region champion, NPSL finalist and US Open Cup Veteran several times over. He was honored by fans nationwide as the NPSL Supporters XI Goalkeeper in 2014.
After training with Manchester City academy from the age of seven and being a member of their 2008 FA Youth Cup winning side alongside the likes of current Spurs right-back Kieran Trippier, Burnley`s Ben Mee, Celtic`s Dedryck Boyata, Slovakian international Vladmir Weiss and Liverpool`s Daniel Sturridge, Hartley moved to the United States and played collegiate soccer for Lindsey Wilson College, Belhaven University, and Georgia Gwinnett—where he scored 8 goals as goalkeeper!
Among his impressive honors are Athletic Achievement Award from the Kentucky House of Representatives, NAIA All-American, SSAC Defensive Player of the Year, SSAC All-Conference Team, NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week, and SSAC Defensive Player of the Week.