HOW ACQUIRED: Loaned from FC Midtjylland for one and a half years on Aug. 8, 2018. Acquired on permanent transfer and signed to three-year contract using Targeted Allocation Money on December 9, 2019.
D.C. United's first Homegrown Player signing has turned out pretty well for the four-time MLS Cup winners. Hamid has blossomed into one of the best goalkeepers in MLS, evidenced by his 2014 Goalkeeper of the Year trophy. His athleticism and shot-stopping ability is unmatched among his peers and he seems to go into modes where no shots can get by him. After a disappointing spell in Europe, Hamid returned to D.C. on loan midway through 2018 and was instrumental in the club's drive to the MLS Cup Playoffs.
INTERNATIONAL: The Annandale, VA, native made his United States Men’s National Team debut in a 1-0 win over Venezuela on Jan. 22, 2012. Hamid has earned six caps for the USMNT (three shutout performances) and was a part of the 18-man roster that won the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2013 and 2017.
OUTSIDE MLS: In 2018, Hamid made three appearances for FC Midtjylland after making his debut for the club on April 12, 2018 in the 2-1 (AET) win against Hobro IK in Denmark’s domestic cup, DBU Landspokal.
NOTES: 2014 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year...Famous for his exuberant outburst after receiving a red card against the Red Bulls in the 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals...2013 US Open Cup winner