2012: 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: 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: 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 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:Hamid made United history on 9/2/09, 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.
OTHER EXPERIENCE 2009: During the summer, Hamid was first choice in goal for the U-17/18 Academy team that compiled a 20-4-5 record and was a finalist in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
2008: In May 2008, he traveled to Madrid, Spain with the Black-and-Red youth to take part in the U17 Club World Cup. That same year the U.S. Soccer Development Academy named him to the U-17/18 Mid-Atlantic Starting XI.
2007: After joining the D.C. United Academy in January, he later backstopped the team that won the U17 MLS/SUM Cup in 2007.
INTERNATIONAL 2008:The goalkeeper also has Youth National Team experience, spending time with the United States U18 and U20 national teams. In 2008, he traveled to Portugal with the U20s to play in the Campos Verdes International Tournament and Mexico for the Copa Chivas.