Freddy Hall Makes MLS Debut With Toronto FC
TORONTO, Canada – Former Quinnipiac University men's soccer goalkeeper Freddy Hall (St. George, Bermuda) made his Major League Soccer (MLS) debut with Toronto FC last week. Hall was the first player in Quinnipiac history to sign an MLS contract.
Hall received the nod against Columbus and Houston in two MLS regular-season match-ups. He picked up his first save against Columbus and then acquired his first point in a 1-1 tie against the Dynamos on Saturday night. Hall played all 90 minutes in each outing.
Hall will look for his first MLS win on Thursday, August 30 against Kansas City at BMO Field. The Reds return to action tomorrow night when they host Santos Laguna of the Champions League in a friendly at 8 p.m.
Freddy Hall (Pete Norton/Getty Images Europe)
He began his career with the Bermuda Hogges, before signing a contract with Northampton Town F.C. of the English Football League Two. Football League Two is the third-highest division of The Football League and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. He compiled 13 career professional appearances between the two clubs.
Hall was named the Most Valuable Player for the 2009 season after helping lead the Bobcats to their first appearance in Northeast Conference Championship Game in program history. He earned the team's top honor after being named to the All-NEC First Team during his senior year after two straight seasons as a member of the All-NEC Second Team. He was also recognized as part of the 2009 Adidas National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-North Atlantic Regional Second Team.
The Bobcats' goalkeeper was ranked first or second in every statistical NEC category for the 2009 season. Hall not only led the conference in saves, but all of Division I in 2009, turning aside 121 shots on his way to posting the third best save percentage in the nation (.883). In 20 games this season, Hall allowed just 16 goals and posted 10 shutouts during his final season in Hamden. All of these also helped Hall win the "Player's Player of the Year" award as voted on by his teammates.
Hall also played for Bermuda's U17 and U21 national teams, compiling four career caps.