Talley played for five teams during his 13 year career.
He was originally drafted by D.C. United 14th overall in the 1998 MLS College Draft. He helped United to the 1998 CONCACAF Champions Cup and Interamerican Cup Championships during his rookie campaign, starting 16 of D.C.’s final 18 matches, and was a regular starter during United’s 1999 MLS Cup winning run.
Talley was in the nation’s capital until 2002, when he was traded to the Kansas City Wizards. He played for FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake and Chivas USA before returning to United in March 2010. The Red Bulls acquired Talley In September.
Talley recorded 20 goals and 28 assists in his career during regular season play.
“I would like to sincerely thank my family, all of my friends, and fans that have accompanied me throughout the last 13 years,” Talley said. “I am proud to have been a part of the growth of MLS from its infancy to a league that has become a destination for world-class players. What a privilege for me to have been given the opportunity to follow my dreams and go out and compete with my peers everyday to make myself a better player and person.”
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