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Hamid reaches 600 career saves, joins list of 12 total goalkeepers

After starting the match against LA Galaxy on June 3 with 599 career regular season saves, United goalkeeper Bill Hamid now sits in elite company. In the sixth minute, Hamid recorded his 600th career save, something only two other active goalkeepers and 11 others in league history have achieved, and became the youngest goalkeeper in MLS history to reach the milestone (26 years, 6 months, 9 days). 

United’s first Homegrown Player also became the youngest goalkeeper in MLS history to record 45 shutouts at just 26 years, six months and two days old when the Black-and-Red defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on May 27. He beat out Nick Rimando (28 years, 11 months, 21 days), who recorded his 45th shutout in a 0-0 draw against the Kansas City Wizards on June 7, 2008. The two goalkeepers are the only players to achieve the milestone under the age of the 30.

Since he made his debut as a 19-year-old on and became the youngest goalkeeper in MLS history to record a win, Hamid has broken numerous records for the Black-and-Red in his eight season tenure. He holds the club record  for games played (171), minutes (15,189), wins (62), saves (596) and shutouts (45).United director of goalkeeping Zach Thornton, along with former Black-and-Red goalkeepers Nick Rimando, Pat Onstad, Troy Perkins and Scott Garlick are all members of the 12-man list of goalkeepers who have reached 600 saves.

Ranks

Goalkeeper

Age when he recorded  45th shutout

Age when he recorded 600th save

Total number of career shutouts

Total number of saves

1

Nick Rimando

28 years, 11 months, 21 days

27 years 11 months 10 days

132

1,438

2

Kevin Hartman

30 years, 2 months, 20 days

29 years, 4 months, 23 days

112

1,474

3

Joe Cannon

31 years, 4 months, 12 days

30 years, 4 months, 7 days

86

1,331

4

Jon Busch

33 years, 1 month, 29 days

33 years, 1 month, 29 days

83

1,151

5

Tony Meola

34 years, 4 months, 7 days

31 years, 6 months, 2 days

62

1,136

6

Matt Reis

33 years, 1 month, 19 days

32 years, 6 months, 8 days

75

1,114

7

Scott Garlick

33 years, 11 months, 14 days

29 years, 2 months, 21 days

48

1,021

8

Zach Thornton

31 years, 6 months, 12 days

29 years, 9 months, 9 days

76

987

9

Troy Perkins

31 years, 7 months, 23 days

31 years, 11 months, 28 days

53

724

10

Pat Onstad

40 years, 5 months, 8 days

41 years, 6 months, 5 days

64

698

12

Stefan Frei

30 years, 5 months, 8 days

30 years, 5 months, 5 days

50

653

13

Bill Hamid

26 years, 6 months, 2 days

26 years, 6 months, 9 days

45

605;

 

 
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