Bill Hamid

Bill Hamid
Bill Hamid
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
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Real Name: Bill Hamid
HT: 6' 3" WT: 225
Age: 27 (11/25/1990)
Birthplace: Annandale, VA
Hometown: Annandale, Virginia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018 (FC Midtjylland): Made three appearances for Midtjylland including appearances in the Superligaen Championship Round. 
 
2017 (D.C. United): Started 24 games for the Black-and-Red making 98 saves and posting six shutouts. Named team MVP for the 2017 season.
 
2016 (D.C. United) : After suffering an injury in January that forced him to miss the first 12 matches of the year, Hamid returned to the field on May 27 against Sporting Kansas City, when United won their first road match of the year.  Hamid recorded seven saves in a match twice, against NYCFC on Oct. 16 and against RSL on July 1.  United’s first Homegrown Player was nominated for Phillips 66 Save of the Week 12 times, winning once.  He finished the season with 68 saves, five shutouts and a goals against average of 1.25.
 
2015 (D.C. United): The 2014 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year continued to set the standard at his position in 2015, ranking at or near the top all season in goals allowed per game, saves, saves percentage, and shutouts. Hamid opened the year with three shutouts in the first four matches. He also recorded a clean sheet against Columbus on May 2 and then in back-to-back matches against Chicago on June 24 and Toronto on June 27. Hamid matched his career-high with eight saves at Portland on May 27 and at Montreal on Aug. 8. He tallied his eighth shutout of the year in United’s 4-0 win over Chicago on Oct. 18. In May, Hamid and D.C. United agreed to a multi-year contract extension, and he was also named to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for matches against Mexico in April and Costa Rica in October.
 
2014 (D.C. United): D.C. United’s first homegrown signing had his best MLS season, named an MLS All-Star, MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and selected to the MLS Best XI after finishing first in saves percentage (75.3), second in shutouts (10), third in goals against average (1.13), tied for fourth in wins (14) and fourth in saves (110). He was the only goalkeeper to finish the MLS regular season in the top three in saves percentage, shutouts and goals against average. Hamid set career highs in games played and started (30), minutes played (2,700) shutouts, saves and wins. He becamse the first homegrown goalkeeper to win the league’s top goalkeeping award, the first MLS homegrown player to reach 100 MLS regular season games, and the first MLS homegrown goalkeeper to be selected to the MLS All-Star Team.
 
2013 (D.C. United): Hamid had another solid season in the net, starting and featuring in 25 games while registering four shut outs. Hamid was a member of the 2013 U.S. Men’s National Team that won gold at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The homegrown product also appeared on the 18-man roster against Canada on Jan. 29 and against Germany on June 2, a game played at Hamid’s home grounds of RFK Stadium. While wearing Black-and-Red, the talented, young keeper earned multiple honors, including Save of the Week in Week 1, Player of the Week in Week 3 and can now add Team of the Week for Week 12. Hamid was also selected to EA Sports FIFA 13 Ultimate team of the Week after his stellar performance against the New York Red Bulls on March 16th.
 
2012 (D.C. United): After losing his No. 1 GK position coming back from Olympic qualifying with the U-23 U.S. Men’s squad, Hamid would reclaim his starting status on 5/5, featuring in 23 of United’s 24 remaining regular-season games. Hamid set career highs in shutouts (8), goals against average (1.03), saves (88) and wins (13). Additionally, Hamid’s saves percentage (77.9%) was best among all goalkeepers in MLS (minimum of 30 saves) and a club single-season record. In the final regular-season match, Hamid tied his career high of saves in a single game (8) in a critical 1-1 draw against the Chicago Fire that saw United capture the No. 2 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.
 
2011 (D.C. United): Solidifying his position as United’s first-choice goalkeeper, Hamid rebounded strongly from offseason shoulder surgery by starting 28 league games for the Black-and-Red in 2011. In 2,392 minutes of action, Hamid compiled an overall MLS record of 7-9-10, posting 77 saves and a 1.39 goals-against-average mark. He earned his first shutout of the season on 4/16 at Toronto FC in a 3-0 win, and he went on to compile seven clean sheets overall. The United Academy product was rewarded for his continued success with inclusion in Jurgen Klinsmann’s United States Men’s National Team throughout the year (see international section).
 
2010 (D.C. United): Hamid became the youngest goalkeeper in MLS history to win a League contest on 5/5 against Kansas City in a 2-1 victory at RFK Stadium, beating the previous record held by former New York netminder Tim Howard. The 19-year-old was 3-5-0 in eight games for United, posting one shutout and 20 saves en route to a 1.25 goals-against-average mark. Hamid made his final appearance of the season against Columbus on 9/4 at RFK Stadium in a 1-0 defeat before undergoing successful season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
 
2009 (D.C. United): Hamid made United history on 9/2, when he became the first D.C. United Academy player to sign with the first team. As the first player to come up through the club’s youth system, Hamid was only available for non-League games during the 2009 season and did not see any playing time.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Hamid rose through the U.S. Youth National Team spending time with the United States U-18 and U-20 National Teams. In 2008, he traveled to Portugal with the U-20’s to play in the Campos Verdes International Tournament. Hamid was also part of the United States squad that went to Mexico for the Copa Chivas. Following a stellar showing in MLS, Hamid earned his first senior call-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team on Aug. 10, 2011 for a friendly with Mexico. Hamid went on to become Jurgen Klinsmann’s defacto backup for starting goalkeeper Tim Howard throughout 2011. In total, Hamid was on the bench for five U.S. friendlies in 2011. He backed-up Howard in a pair of 1-0 losses to Costa Rica on Sept. 2, 2011 at Belgium and on Sept. 6. Hamid was in Miami for the United States’ 1-0 victory over Honduras on Oct. 8 He was with the National Team for friendlies in France on Nov. 11 and Slovenia on Nov. 15. In 2012, Hamid recorded a clean sheet in the team's 1-0 win over Venezuela in Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 21. Hamid served as the backup keeper for the U.S. squad that won the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup and posted a shutout against Nicaragua in their final group stage match. The Virginia native featured in two U.S. friendlies in 2018, including matches Bosnia-Herzegovina and Ireland.  

ACQUIRED

Acquire by United on a year-and-a-half loan from FC Midtjylland of the Danish Superliga pending receipt of his ITC.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSMINSSHOSVGAPKGPKAWLT
2018D.C. United131311704491200922
2017D.C. United2424216069835348124
2016D.C. United202018005682533839
2015D.C. United25252250810129011195
2014D.C. United303027001011034551497
2013D.C. United2525225048039462176
2012D.C. United2424208788824111364
2011D.C. United2828239277737447910
2010D.C. United887201201000350
Career Totals-19719717529536912452024757247
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