Now a veteran member of the MNT player pool, Hamid has long been looked to as a possible incumbent in the USA’s long line of talented goalkeepers since signing as a Homegrown Player with D.C. United in 2009.
The fiery netminder captured the 2014 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and was also part of two CONCACAF Gold Cup championship teams in 2013 and 2017, putting him in the shop window to move to Danish side Midtjylland where he’ll begin play in February 2018. With a new club and a more open picture at the goalkeeping picture, Hamid will be primed to make a bigger mark going forward.
- Agreed to a free transfer with Danish Superliga side Midtjylland on Oct. 25, 2017
- Played his first official match for the MNT in 2017, keeping a clean sheet in a 3-0 win vs. Nicaragua as the U.S. went on to with the CONCACAF Gold Cup
- Earned MLS Goalkeeper of the Year honors in 2014
- A member of the team that won the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
- Backstopped D.C. United to the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
- Won Development Academy Story of the Year in the 2009 Best of U.S. Soccer Awards for becoming the first D.C. United Academy player to sign with the first team
- Signed with the D.C. United on Sept. 2, 2009, making him the first Development Academy player to sign with the first team
Personal – Father is from Sierra Leone … Joined the D.C. United Academy in January 2007 and went on to win the U-17/18 MLS Cup that year … Named to the U-17/18 Mid-Atlantic Starting XI in 2008 … Became the first academy player to sign with D.C.’s first team, earning him the 2009 Development Academy Story of the Year.
U.S. National Team – 2017: Made two appearances, keeping his second career clean sheet during a 3-0 victory against Nicaragua during the MNT’s final group match at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup on July 15 in Cleveland … Kept reigning European Champions Portugal scoreless in the second half of a 1-1 friendly draw on Nov. 14 in Leiria … : Closed out the campaign with a start against Ireland on Nov. 18 in Dublin … 2013: Part of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup champion roster, but did not make any appearances during the year … 2012: Became the youngest goalkeeper in the modern era to earn his MNT debut, earning a shutout his as the USA blanked Venezuela 1-0 on Jan. 21 in Glendale, Ariz. … On the roster for the USA’s win against Germany on June 2 at his home ground of RFK Stadium … 2011: Named to the roster for the matches against Mexico, Costa Rica, Belgium, Honduras and Ecuador, each of Jurgen Klinsmann’s games in charge …
Under-20s: Played in the Campos Verdes International Tournament in Portugal and the Copa Chivas tournament in Mexico, both in 2008 … First appearance: Jan. 21, 2012, v. Venezuela … First Shutout: Jan. 21, 2012, v. Venezuela.
Professional – 2017: Signed a pre-contract with Midtjylland on Oct. 25, allowing him to join the Danish Superliga side at the beginning of 2018 …Overcame a knee injury at the start of the year and went on to appear in 24 matches, earning eight wins and keeping six clean sheets in his final season with United. 2016: After suffering an injury in January that forced him to miss the first 12 matches of the year, Hamid returned to the field on May 27 against Sporting Kansas City, when United won their first road match of the year. Hamid recorded seven saves in a match twice, against NYCFC on Oct. 16 and against RSL on July 1. United’s first Homegrown Player was nominated for Phillips 66 Save of the Week 12 times, winning once. He finished the season with 68 saves, five shutouts and a goals against average of 1.25. … 2015: The 2014 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year continued to set the standard at his position in 2015, ranking at or near the top all season in goals allowed per game, saves, saves percentage, and shutouts. Hamid opened the year with three shutouts in the first four matches. He also recorded a clean sheet against Columbus on May 2 and then in back-to-back matches against Chicago on June 24 and Toronto on June 27. Hamid matched his career-high with eight saves at Portland on May 27 and at Montreal on Aug. 8. He tallied his eighth shutout of the year in United’s 4-0 win over Chicago on Oct. 18. 2014: Hamid had his best season as a professional, finishing the year as MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and selected to the MLS Best XI. He led MLS in saves percentage (75.3) and was second in shutouts (10), third in goals against average (1.13), tied for fourth in wins (14) and fourth in saves (110) … He was the only goalkeeper to finish the MLS regular season in the top three in saves percentage, shutouts and goals against average … Set career highs in games played and started (30), minutes played (2,700), shutouts, saves and wins … Became the first Homegrown goalkeeper to win the league’s top goalkeeping award, the first MLS Homegrown player to reach 100 MLS regular season games, and the first MLS Homegrown goalkeeper to be selected to the MLS All-Star Team … 2013: Hamid had another solid season in the net, starting and featuring in 25 games while registering four shut outs. Earned multiple honors, including Save of the Week in Week 1, Player of the Week in Week 3 and can now add Team of the Week for Week 12 … 2012: After losing his No. 1 GK position coming back from Olympic qualifying with the U-23 U.S. Men’s squad, Hamid would reclaim his starting status on May 5, featuring in 23 of United’s 24 remaining regular-season games. Set career highs in shutouts (8), goals against average (1.03), saves (88) and wins (13). Additionally, Hamid’s saves percentage (77.9%) was best among all goalkeepers in MLS (minimum of 30 saves) and a club single-season record … 2011: Solidifying his position as United’s first-choice goalkeeper, Hamid rebounded strongly from offseason shoulder surgery by starting 28 league games, posting seven shutouts …2010: Started all eight of his games for D.C. and posted one shutout … Became the youngest MLS goalkeeper to win a league game, when D.C. beat the Kansas City Wizards 2-1 on May 5 … 2009: Came up through the D.C. United youth system, and on Sept. 2 became the first Development Academy player to sign for the first team.