HOW ACQUIRED: Signed September 2, 2009 to a Homegrown Player contract.
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. His performances over the last three years lifted United into the playoffs. Many pundits look to Hamid as the next great American goalkeeper, as long as he stays healthy.
INTERNATIONAL: Has earned two caps since first being called up to the US national team in 2011.
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