Jeremy Hall is coming home.
Hall, from Tampa, has joined the Tampa Bay Rowdies to help firm up the team’s defense. He has signed a one-year contract with a team option for 2017.
Hall, 27, has played seven years of major league soccer for the New York Red Bulls, the Portland Timbers, FC Dallas, Toronto FC and the New England Patriots He made 12 appearances a year ago for the Revolution.
“He can play anywhere on the right-hand side,” Tampa Bay Rowdies Head Coach Stuart Campbell said. “He brings great experience, having played in MLS for a number of years. Jeremy is a great addition to the squad and we’re happy to have him.”
Hall joins Darnell King, also born in Tampa, as local players for the Rowdies.
“If I’m honest, when I identified him as a player I wanted, I didn’t realize he was from Tampa,” Campbell said. “When I heard he’s originally from the area, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s always nice to have players representing their hometowns at this level and it’s nice for the fans to see one of their own playing for the local team.”
It won’t take Hall long to get onto the pitch. The Rowdies open the preseason Saturday against D.C. United, then play in their preseason tournament, the Suncoast Invitational.