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.
The argument can be made there's not been a more valuable Homegrown signing in league history than the veteran goalkeeper. The 30-year-old goalkeeper heads into the 2021 season with 248 appearances for D.C. United across the last 11 seasons. Hamid had sports hernia surgery in Jan. 18, which is supposed to sideline him for eight weeks.
INTERNATIONAL: The Annandale, VA, native made his United States national team debut in a 1-0 win over Venezuela on Jan. 22, 2012. Hamid has earned eight 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 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