Hamid playing for D.C. United in 2011
Bilal Abdul Hamid
Date of birth
November 25, 1990
Place of birth
Annandale, Virginia, United States
1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
D.C. United 82
United States U20 2
United States U23 4
United States 1
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 4, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 21, 2012
Bilal "Bill" Abdul Hamid (born November 25, 1990) is an American [3 ] soccer player currently playing for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.
Early life [ edit ]
Hamid was born in
Annandale, Virginia to parents from Sierra Leone. [4 ]
Professional [ edit ]
Bill Hamid made history on September 2, 2009, when he became the first D.C. United Academy player to sign with the first team.
Prior to signing with [5 ] D.C. United, he was linked with a move to Celtic, until work permit issues derailed the move. [6 ]
He made his professional debut on May 5, 2010 in a game against the
Kansas City Wizards. With this win, Hamid became the youngest goalkeeper in MLS history, at 19 years 161 days, to win a regular season game, besting [7 ] Tim Howard's record by four days. Hamid started 28 of United's 34 games during the [8 ] 2011 season. He retained his starting spot during the [9 ] 2012 season, making appearances in 27 matches, while also receiving red cards on two occasions for fouling attacking players - on 15 July in a regular season game against Houston Dynamo and on 9 November in a 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs match vs. New York Red Bulls. [10 ]
After the 2011 regular season, Hamid began a 10-day trial on October 29, 2011 with
English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion. He stayed with the club until November 7. [9 ] [11 ]
International [ edit ]
Hamid spent time in training with the U-18 and U-20
United States national teams. On August 4, 2011, Hamid was called into camp for the senior [12 ] United States men's national soccer team ahead of the match against Mexico. He was then named to the 22-man roster that tied [13 ] Mexico 1-1 on August 10, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hamid made his senior international debut on January 21, 2012 against Venezuela.
Career statistics [ edit ]
International [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "2013 Gold Cup preliminary rosters" (pdf). CONCACAF. 31 May 2013 . Retrieved 31 May 2013.
^ "Bill Hamid". Major League Soccer . Retrieved October 19, 2010.
^ Haber, Brett. "Bill Hamid: A Homegrown Soccer Star With a Touch of Wanderlust: The Annandale native and DC United starter is setting his sights on the Olympics and European stardom.", , March 14, 2012. "Howard has been a source of inspiration for Hamid. “He was a young African-American goalkeeper who made it to the big time—who made it to the biggest team in the world. And I was like, ‘If he can make it, why not me?’” Hamid says." Washingtonian (magazine)
^ "D.C. United Academy goalkeeper Bill Hamid signs with first team". Dcunited.com. September 2, 2009 . Retrieved August 11, 2012.
^ "Local Goalies' Careers Are Poised to Go Global". Washingtonpost.com . Retrieved August 11, 2012.
^ "Hamid on ABC 7 5:00 p.m. news". Dcunited.com. May 6, 2010 . Retrieved August 11, 2012.
^ a b Steven Goff (October 27, 2011). "D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid to work out with English club West Brom". Soccer Insider. The Washington Post . Retrieved October 28, 2011.
^ "Bill Hamid match log". soccerway.com. November 2012 . Retrieved November 30, 2012.
^ Travis Clark (October 28, 2011). "DC goalkeeper Hamid heads to West Brom to train". Major League Soccer . Retrieved October 28, 2011.
^ "Bill Hamid Gets A Taste of the U.S. MNT". Ussoccer.com . Retrieved August 11, 2012.
^ Goff, Steven (August 4, 2011). "D.C. United’s Bill Hamid reflects on his first call-up to the U.S. national soccer team". Washington Post . Retrieved August 4, 2011.
^ "Career Statistics (Regular Season)". Major League Soccer . Retrieved August 5, 2011.
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