Report: Orlando City making noise by trading for Houston GK Tally Hall

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If reports are true, we now know who’ll be manning the sticks while Kaka goes on the attack.

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Orlando City has acquired longtime Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall and an international Designated Player spot in exchange for allocation money.

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The trade cannot be approved until Dec. 8.

MLSSoccer.com has a quote from Hall in its story on the deal:

Hall confirmed the trade to MLSsoccer.com on Tuesday.

“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.”

Houston No. 2 goalkeeper Tyler Deric was the star of several games down the stretch for the Dynamo, as Hall has been recovering from an ACL tear since early August. MLS writer Darrell Lovell says the club had decided to part ways with Hall even before Dominic Kinnear left to take the manager’s gig in San Jose.