Tally Hall (soccer)
|Full name||Talmon Henry Hall|
|Date of birth||May 12, 1985|
|Place of birth||SeaTac, Washington, United States|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|2003–2006||San Diego State Aztecs|
|2006||Boulder Rapids Reserve||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 26, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in SeaTac, Washington, Hall attended Gig Harbor High School, and was a star for the San Diego State University Aztecs, where he was a two-time NSCAA and College Soccer News All-American, a semi-finalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, and a first-team all-Pacific-10 Conference honoree for two straight years. During his college years, Hall also played with Boulder Rapids Reserve in the USL Premier Development League.
Although Hall was drafted by Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, Hall signed with Danish club Esbjerg instead. Hall spent two years in Denmark without making a senior competitive start.
Major League Soccer
Hall returned to the United States in early 2009, and signed with Houston Dynamo. He made his first start for Dynamo on July 1, 2009, in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup third round game against USL First Division side Austin Aztex, which Houston won 2-0. Hall also played in Houston's 4-0 quarterfinal win over the Charleston Battery.
Hall made headlines when he became the second goalkeeper in MLS history to score a goal in a 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League game against Isidro Metapán on October 23, 2009. He made his MLS debut against DC United and earned a shutout.
Hall was named to the 2011 MLS All Star team and started in the All Star Game against Manchester United. In 2012, Hall set a Dynamo record with regular-season shutouts. Hall was again an MLS All Star in 2013.
Hall trained with the United States U-23 men's national soccer team but did not see any game action. He was called up to the full United States national team for the internationals against Belgium and Germany in May/June 2013, but did not play.
- SDSU Player Biography (Hall, Tally)
- SDSU Athletics Press Release Jan. 12, 2007
- San Diego Union Tribune, Tally Hall Kicks Around in Denmark, March 5, 2008
- Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall scores a goal
- Tally Hall, MLS Soccer. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- U-23 Roster Named for Japan Trip, Yanks Abroad, Posted Feb. 12, 2007
- U.S. Soccer (ussoccer.com), "U-23 MNT - Tally's Training Camp," accessed March 21, 2008
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