BY DESIA GORE
Today, our Black History Month spotlight is on DC United's first homegrown and longest serving player, Bill Hamid.
Bill Hamid was born November 25, 1990 in Annandale, Virginia. Hamid played for the D.C. United Youth system from age 17 to 19 before joining DC United in Major League Soccer back in 2009. Merely two years later, he won over the starting position in the goal.
In 2013, he assisted his team in winning the U.S. Open Cup for their second time in three years.
In 2014, he was named an MLS All-Star, MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, and was chosen to the MLS Best XI.
Bill Hamid was also called to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for matches against Mexico in April and Costa Rica back in October 2015, and once more nominated for Goalkeeper of the Year.
Currently, Bill Hamid is on a 4-6 month recovery for a torn meniscus in his right knee. But, we’re confident that the 25 year old will bounce back and continue his reign.