OUTLOOK: Two-time MLS All-Star goalkeeper with great size and shot-blocking ability. Returns as the starter in 2014 after starting 101 of 102 regular season games from 2011-13 and setting club record with 12 regular season shutouts in 2012.
2014 MLS: Ruptured right ACL against Sporting KC on 8/29 … Recorded fifth shutout of the season vs. LA Galaxy on 5/17 ... Made season-high five saves and registered fourth shutout of the season vs. Columbus on 5/7 ... Awarded MLS Save of the Week (Week 8) ... Recorded shutouts vs. Montreal Impact on 3/15 and New England Revolution on 3/8 to open the season.
2013 MLS: Appeared in career-high 43 games across all competitions: 34 regular season games, 5 MLS Cup playoffs and 4 CONCACAF Champions League matches … MLS: Started all 34 regular season games and played all 3,060 regular season minutes for second time in three seasons (2011) ... One of four goalkeepers and seven players overall to appear in every minute of regular season … Recorded two straight shutouts vs. Montreal Impact on 10/4 and Sporting Kansas City on 10/9 ... Named to 2013 MLS All-Star team as part of inactive roster (second time as All-Star; 2011)... Recorded sixth shutout of the season on July 6 in 1-0 win vs. Philadelphia Union (25th career regular season shutout) ... Played 113th career game with Dynamo vs. Toronto FC, passing Dwayne De Rosario for the 15th on franchise list... Named to MLS Team of the Week for Week 14 (ending June 2), highlighted by double-save on Federico Higuain and Jairo Arrieta ... 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 … PLAYOFFS: Started all five games and played every minute as Dynamo reached Eastern Conference Championship for third consecutive season … Recorded two shutouts, first in 3-0 Knockout Round win over Montreal Impact on 10/31 and then in 0-0 draw vs. Sporting Kansas City on 11/9 in first leg of Eastern Conference Championship … Clean sheet vs. Sporting Kansas City was fifth career playoff shutout to set franchise record, eclipsing Pat Onstad’s four career playoff shutouts with Houston …12-13 CCL: Started both games of quarterfinal series with Santos Laguna in March 2013 … Earned shutout in 1-0 first leg win at BBVA Compass Stadium on March 5 … 13-14 CCL: Started the first two games of the group stage against W Connection and Arabe Unido ... Recorded a shutout in 0-0 draw at W Connection on 8/20 … U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature ... Reserves: Did not feature.
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: 2014: Participate in U.S. men’s national team January 2014 camp, including two-week trip to São Paulo, Brazil … 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 ....
COMMUNITY INITIATIVES: Recently launched Banded Brigade Outdoors (501c3 registered charity) with teammate Brad Davis which specializes in taking injured or disabled veterans, active-duty military and their families on hunting and fishing trips.
2014 CORPORATE TEAMMATE: Birra Poretti's