While the rest of his D.C. United teammates remain in Washington, goalkeeper Bill Hamid is departing for something a little different across the pond.
Hamid is heading to England, and will spend the next 10 days training with English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion, the team announced Thursday.
"He is hoping to continue improving and measure himself against top keepers in the Premiership all while remaining fit in hopes of being with [US national team] again for trips to France and Slovenia," Hamid's agent, Chris Megaloudis, told MLSsoccer.com.
The 20-year-old goalkeeper is scheduled to return on Nov. 7, although that could change if he’s called up to duty by the US, who conveniently have two friendlies scheduled on Nov. 11 and 15 in France and Slovenia, respectively. Hamid has already been called up on three separate occasions, but has yet to receive his first cap.
D.C. United’s first Home Grown signing, Hamid started 28 games this year, picking up seven shutouts along the way in his first full season as the team’s starter.