OUTLOOK: Goalkeeper with great size and shot-blocking ability returns as the starter in 2013 after starting 57 consecutive games from 2011-2012 and setting club record with 12 regular season shutouts in 2012.
2013 MLS: Recorded shutout in 2-0 win vs. San Jose on 3/23 ... recorded first shutout of the season in 2-0 win vs. D.C. United on 3/2.
2012 MLS: Set club record with 12 regular season shutouts, eclipsing former mark set by Pat Onstad (11, 2007) ... Set another franchise record with 57 consecutive regular season starts at goalkeeper from opening day 2011 to season finale of 2012, in which he was rested ... Set shutout record in 2-0 win vs. New England on 9/29 ... Notched shutout in 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on 9/6 ... Recorded three consecutive shutouts: vs. Montreal (7/21), at Toronto (7/28) and vs. New York (8/3) ... 356 consecutive shutout minutes streak snapped by 42nd minute Kansas City penalty kick on 7/17 ... Three consecutive shutouts vs. Chicago (7/3), Kansas City (7/7) and D.C. (7/15) ... Recorded shutout in 0-0 draw vs. Portland on 5/15, second time this season with consecutive shutouts ... Shutout in 1-0 vs. DC United was his 10th in MLS regular season ... Win vs. DC United on 5/12 was his 25th in all competitions ... Recorded second consecutive shutout in 1-0 win at San Jose on 3/17 ... Named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week after win over San Jose ... Earned clean sheet in 1-0 win at Chivas USA on 3/11. PLAYOFFS: Started all six playoff games and recorded shutout in 2-0 win over Sporting KC in Eastern Conference semifinals first leg ... 2012-13 CCL: Did not feature ... U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature ... Reserves: Did not feature.
2011 MLS: Stepped in as No. 1 goalkeeper and impressed by posting a 1.21 GAA and notching six shutouts while playing every minute of the regular season ... MLS All-Star ... Dynamo Ironman of the Year ... Was named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week four times (all after road games), a league high among goalkeepers... One of only four players to play all 3,060 minutes of the season, an MLS record ... Made six saves in 1-1 tie at SEA on 3/25 near his hometown of Gig Harbor, WA ... Set a career high in MLS play with eight saves, including several impressive stops of French star Thierry Henry, in 1-1 tie at NY on 4/2 ... Also earned first career assist at NY with long ball to set up Cam Weaver's game-tying goal ... Earned first shutout of season in 1-0 win vs. NE on 4/17 ... Notched second shutout in 0-0 tie at RSL on 5/14 ... Turned in sterling performance with six saves in 0-0 tie at defending champion Colorado on 7/3 ... Posted second consecutive and fourth total shutout in 2-0 win vs. TFC on 7/9 ... Matched his career high of eight saves in 1-1 tie vs. KC on 7/16 ... Named an MLS All-Star and played 38 minutes as a sub on 7/27 vs. Manchester United ... Made four saves, including two highlight-reel stops, in 1-0 loss at VAN on 8/27 ... Made four saves, including three key stops in the first half, as Dynamo recorded first shutout since 7/9 in 1-0 win at FCD on 9/24 ... Made four saves, including crucial stop of a back-post deflection, to post second straight road shutout in 2-0 win at POR on 10/14 ... Playoffs: Key figure in Houston's run to the MLS Cup final, posting two shutouts, a club-record 334-minute shutout streak, and a 0.50 GAA ... Set an MLS postseason record by making 18 consecutive saves ... Tied a club record with 10 saves, including six in the second half, in 2-1 win at PHI on 10/30 ... Made four stops for first career postseason shutout in 1-0 win vs. PHI on 11/3 ... Made four more saves to earn second straight shutout in 2-0 Eastern Conference championship-game win at KC on 11/6 ... Made two saves in his first MLS Cup final at LA on 11/20, including stopping a David Beckham free kick to the top corner in stoppage time ... Open Cup: Did not appear.
2010 MLS: Made five league appearances in first extended run of starts as a professional ... Earned win and shutout in MLS debut in 2-0 win vs. DC on 5/22, stopping two shots while Pat Onstad was on national team duty ... Made four consecutive league starts 7/24-8/14 with Onstad injured ... Allowed early goal in 3-0 loss at CLB on 7/24 but recovered to make four saves in the match ... Made three saves, including close-range stop on French star Thierry Henry, who was making his MLS debut, in 2-2 tie vs. NY on 7/31 ... Tied season high with seven saves in 2-0 loss at SEA on 8/8 ... Missed final month of season due to injury ... Open Cup: Set season high with seven saves in 1-0 win vs. Miami on 6/29 ... Played all 90 minutes of 3-1 quarterfinal loss vs. CHV on 7/6 ... SuperLiga: Shined throughout tournament as Dynamo reached semifinals ... One of three Houston players to play every minute ... Made four saves, including numerous one-on-one stops, in 2-1 win vs. Pachuca on 7/15 to open tournament ... Made just one official save but was key in posting shutout in 1-0 win vs. Puebla on 7/21 to clinch spot in semifinals ... Other: Played first 45 minutes of 2-1 friendly win vs. Laredo Heat on 6/10 in inaugural Ryan-Sanders Shootout in Corpus Christi ... Earned shutout in 4-0 Dynamo Charities Cup win vs. Aguila on 6/19.
2009 MLS: Served as backup to Pat Onstad but did not appear in league play … 08-09 Champions League: Did not appear … Open Cup: Made competitive Houston debut with three saves in 2-0 shutout win at Austin on 7/1 … Made two saves in posting shutout in 4-0 quarterfinal win at Charleston on 7/7 … Tied a club record with 10 saves and almost led Dynamo to victory in 2-1 overtime semifinal loss at SEA on 7/21, playing in front of family and friends in his native Washington … 09-10 Champions League: Played four of six group stage games … Played 90 minutes and made three saves in 1-1 tie at Árabe Unido on 8/26 … Tied club record already held jointly with Pat Onstad with his second 10-save performance of the season in 2-0 loss at Pachuca on 9/16 … Became first Dynamo goalkeeper to score with long-range tying goal in 3-2 loss at Isidro Metapán on 10/21.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Drafted by Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 MLS SuperDraft but elected to sign with Danish club Esbjerg … Played in two league games for Esbjerg in 2007 and 2008 seasons.
INTERNATIONAL: 2013: Participated in U.S. men's national team January 2013 camp ... Did not play vs. Canada on 1/29 at BBVA Compass Stadium ... 2008: Trained with the United States U-23 men's national team prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics.
COLLEGE: Played at San Diego State from 2003-06 … 2006: Semifinalist for M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, awarded to the nation's top college soccer player … Named third team NSCAA All-American … Named first team all-Pacific 10 Conference … Allowed just 20 goals in 18 starts to maintain a 1.04 goals against average while recording six shutouts … Led Pac-10 in shutouts, goals against average, and save percentage … 2005: Named first team all-America by College Soccer News and also received all-America honors from the NSCAA and Soccer Times … Set San Diego State single-season record with 12 shutouts and became first San Diego State player to be named all-American since Marcelo Balboa in 1989 … First team all-West Region and all-Pac-10 … First team Pac-10 all-academic selection … Led country with a .889 save percentage and was second with a 0.49 goals against average … Had two shutout streaks of more than 450 minutes … Registered assist on game-winning goal vs. No. 3 California on 10/2 … 2004: Played every minute in goal, registering two shutouts and a 1.73 goals against average … Credited with two assists … 2003: Played in nine games as a freshman.
AMATEUR: Captain of Gig Harbor High School team as a senior … Rated as one of the top seven high school goalkeepers in the west … Played in the Washington Olympic Development Program for two years … Won a state championship and twice finished second in the state with club side FC United.
YOUTH: FC United, Harbor FC.
PERSONAL: Full name is Talmon Henry Hall V … Born in Renton, Wash. … Met wife Erica while both were playing soccer at San Diego State and shared the same major, Kinesiology … The couple welcomed their first child, Talmon Hall VI, in 2009 and second child, Graecyn, in August 2011 ... The Halls also have two Boston terrier named Fifa and Leonidas … Enjoys reading and watching movies … Favorite movie is "Black Hawk Down" … Admires Tottenham and former U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel … Favorite author is the George Martin, creator of Fire and Ice ....