Tally Hall is heading from the Lone Star State to the Sunshine State.
After six seasons with the club, the Houston Dynamo have traded Tally Hall to Orlando City SC. This move isn’t a spur of the moment deal either.
As Darrell Lovell explains on MLSsoccer.com, “While [Tyler] Deric has shown the club what he can do, the move was made prior to Hall’s injury. After he was injured, Orlando confirmed their interest, meaning a new address for the Dynamo fan favorite come 2015.”
Jun 6, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric (24) reacts after allowing a goal against the Sporting KC during the first half at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Tyler Deric is Houston’s homegrown goalie. Since Hall went down with a torn ACL injury on August 29, Deric has a 1.3 goals per game in the nine games he started since taking over. Moving Hall to Orlando City is a win-win for both teams. Orlando gets a proven goalie with MLS experience, while Houston frees up cap space. Also, it frees up a roster spot without losing depth. The goalie position is filled with great depth for the Dynamo
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By trading Hall now instead of losing him during the Expansion Draft, the Dynamo will also be compensated for him. It is unknown yet what or who the Dynamo will receive in return, but the trade can’t be officially announced until December 8 when the transfer window opens. Most likely, the Dynamo will be given allocation monies in return for Hall.
Hall enjoyed a successful and impressive time during his Dynamo tenure and leaves with many memories.
"“I came to Houston six years ago as an unknown, and Houston’s where I was given a chance to make a name for myself,” Hall told MLSsoccer.com. “Now I leave Houston humbled by support and love from the organization and fans as a whole. I leave with a heavy heart, but at the same time I’m very much looking forward to what Orlando has with the opportunity to be with a team for their inaugural season is extremely exciting for me. And I can’t wait to get ingrained with the community and organization and start winning games for Orlando.”"
For now, Orlando will build in front of a veteran MLS keeper, while Houston enters the “Tyler Denic Era”.
Quotes courtesy Darrell Lovell.