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 2019 season marked a career year for Bill Hamid. The homegrown goalkeeper broke multiple club records while etching his name in MLS history. Hamid set a new D.C. United single-season record with 14 clean sheets. He also recorded the most saves during a single game in club history with 12. With his 68th career shutout, Hamid passed goalkeeper Pat Onstad for the ninth most clean sheets in MLS history. The 29-year-old also set a new career high with 127 saves during the 2019 season, which was good for second in MLS.
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 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 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