Tally Hall (soccer)

Talmon Henry "Tally" Hall (born May 12, 1985) is an American retired soccer goalkeeper who spent eight of his ten professional seasons in Major League Soccer (MLS) with the Houston Dynamo (20092014), Orlando City (2015) and D.C. United (2016). He was a starter from 2011 to 2015.

Tally Hall
TallyHall 07JUL2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Talmon Henry Hall
Date of birth (1985-05-12) May 12, 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth SeaTac, Washington, United States
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 San Diego State Aztecs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Boulder Rapids Reserve 8 (0)
2007–2009 Esbjerg 0 (0)
2009–2014 Houston Dynamo 130 (0)
2015 Orlando City 23 (0)
2016 D.C. United 0 (0)
Total 161 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 16, 2015


Born in SeaTac, Washington, Hall attended Gig Harbor High School, and was a star for the San Diego State 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.[1] 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,[2] Hall signed with Danish club Esbjerg instead.[3] Hall spent two years in Denmark making only senior competitive start in the Danish Cup tournament.

Major League SoccerEdit

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.[4] He made his MLS debut against DC United and earned a shutout in a 2–0 victory.

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 12 regular-season shutouts.[5] Hall was again an MLS All Star in 2013.

Hall in action for Dynamo against the Seattle Sounders in August 2010.

During his time in Houston, Hall collected the team's Ironman Award by logging the most minutes for the 2011 and 2012 season.

For the 2013 season, Hall was awarded the Most Valuable Player award.

Hall tore his ACL on August 29, 2014.[6]

On October 28, 2014, it was announced that Hall was traded to new MLS franchise Orlando City SC.[7]

Returning from his ACL injury, he made his first Orlando City start on May 17, 2015.[8]

During the 2015 season at Orlando City, Hall was awarded with save of the month in July 2015.[citation needed]

After a short stint with D.C. United, Hall announced his retirement on July 29, 2016.[9]


Hall trained with the United States U-23 men's national soccer team[3][10][11] but did not see any game action. He was called up to the full United States national team for the January camp in 2012 and 2013. Hall was also called up for a World Cup Qualifying game in Jamaica, in 2013, and was on the game day roster.

Personal lifeEdit

Hall was officially sworn in as an Orlando Police Department officer in late-March 2017.[12]


  1. ^ "Tally Hall Bio – San Diego State Official Athletic Site". cstv.com.
  2. ^ "SDSU's Tally Hall Selected By Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 Major League Soccer Draft". cstv.com.
  3. ^ a b San Diego Union Tribune, Tally Hall Kicks Around in Denmark, March 5, 2008
  4. ^ Houston Goalkeeper Taly Hall scores a goal. YouTube. January 2, 2010.
  5. ^ Tally Hall, MLS Soccer. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  6. ^ "Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall out for remainder of 2014 with ACL tear". MLSsoccer.com.
  7. ^ Orlando Sentinel (October 28, 2014). "Orlando City trades for Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall". OrlandoSentinel.com.
  8. ^ Orlando Sentinel (May 17, 2015). "Orlando City goalkeeper Tally Hall makes return from ACL injury". OrlandoSentinel.com.
  9. ^ http://www.dcunited.com/post/2016/07/29/tally-hall-retires-professional-soccer
  10. ^ U-23 Roster Named for Japan Trip, Yanks Abroad, Posted Feb. 12, 2007
  11. ^ "Tally's Training Camp". ussoccer.com.
  12. ^ Stejskal, Sam. "Ex-MLS 'keeper Tally Hall sworn in as Orlando Police Department officer," Major League Soccer, Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

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