Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall left January's US national team camp hoping that his next chance wouldn’t be far away, but not sure when exactly it would come.
Four months later, Hall has his next chance after being called up for the World Cup qualifier against Jamaica in Kingston on June 7.
Hall’s opportunity is a unique one. He’s one of six goalkeepers called up by US manager Jurgen Klinsmann to international duty, four from MLS who will split time across each of the five matches. It will give him a brief but welcome chance to separate himself from the pack.
“He called a couple of the MLS guys in and will give them some different looks,” Hall said. “It’s good to be in the mix, but it’s my goal to fight and battle and work my way up the ladder. I’m being called in to be a third goalkeeper for that game. But I’m looking at it as not just being a third goalkeeper, but at how I can move up the ladder into the 18.”
Hall was one of four Dynamo players called in by their respective CONCACAF national teams including Brad Davis (USA), Jermaine Taylor (Jamaica) and Boniek García (Honduras). While Davis and García depart after the May 26 match at Sporting Kansas City, the Dynamo 'keeper will leave following Houston's June 1 match against the Columbus Crew and return after the qualifier in Kingston.