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Black And Red United Jan 29, 2016

D.C. United vs. IF Elfsborg MLS preseason streaming, previews, prediction, lineup and gamethread

D.C. United plays their first game of the MLS preseason today! D.C. United kicks off their preseason matches today! at 3:30 against IF Elfsborg, who placed fourth in the Allsvensken last season. It has been 81 days since United's last match, and the team is now deep into the process of figuring out who will make the 28 man roster for this season. 35 players are currently on the preseason roster, with some (Steve Birnbaum, Bill Hamid, Markus Halsti) yet to arrive. And with Dave Kasper and Jason Levien overseas actively looking for more players to add to the roster, the players in camp,...
Black And Red United Jan 26, 2016

D.C. United 2016 Countdown: 28 days - How will United's goalkeeping situation shake out with Bill Hamid injured?

United's star GK is out injured, so let's talk about who his stand-in will be and how long the back-up will be the starter. By now we're all surely familiar with the situation regarding Bill Hamid: D.C. United's best player will be out for months due to a meniscus injury picked up during offseason workouts. It's a subject we've already covered here, and it's probably the most important offseason story when it comes to United's hopes of success in 2016. Few teams in MLS - or anywhere, really - rely on their goalkeeper as much as the Black-and-Red. Hamid's injury is said to require a 4-6...
Washington Post Jan 22, 2016

D.C. United invites several trialists to MLS training camp

D.C. United has invited several trialists to the first stage of training camp in Florida, including two MLS-tested goalkeepers vying for a roster slot in the absence of injured starter Bill Hamid. Andrew Dykstra, who started nine league matches last season, will begin camp as the top-choice keeper. But with Hamid out for four to […]
Black And Red United Jan 22, 2016

Bill Hamid is going to miss a lot of soccer. What can D.C. United do about it?

The timetable for Hamid's return is bad enough that the Black-and-Red can't just ride this one out. We've known for a few days that Bill Hamid was going to miss some of D.C. United's early schedule. First it was a couple of weeks, then it was maybe going to last into April. That was bad enough. Now, though, we know the full truth: Hamid's surgery fixed a lateral meniscus tear, and he will be out for 4-6 months. I don't think it takes a particularly sharp soccer mind to figure out that this is bad. Really bad. As we've said on the site many times, Hamid is United's Sebastian Giovinco, or...
Washington Post Jan 21, 2016

D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid will miss 4-6 months with knee injury

Bill Hamid, D.C. United’s star goalkeeper and longest-serving player, will miss four to six months recovering from knee surgery — a timetable exceeding initial indications and a major setback for a club that has relied heavily on the U.S. national team prospect. Hamid, 25, underwent surgery last week in Los Angeles to repair a torn lateral […]
Black And Red United Jan 15, 2016

Go Slaw! D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 15 January 2016

Can you really have enough Uniteds? Is the guy replacing Blatter worse than Blatter? Would you want a ruffian like Steven Gerrard swinging clubs at your golf course? This Friday Freedom Kicks is dedicated to the man who sold the world. Bill Hamid out several months with knee injury, clouding D.C. United's MLS draft day - WaPo: WTF. D.C. United, active in SuperDraft, finds midfield help in Syracuse's Julian Buescher - Washington Times: With Perry Kitchen likely headed to some northern European league, an exciting new midfielder is on his way to RFK. This is a good move by D.C. United. I...
CSN Washington Jan 14, 2016

D.C. United goalie Hamid could miss extended time after knee surgery

Recovery from knee surgery will cost D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid a huge opportunity with U.S. national team.
Washington Post Jan 14, 2016

D.C. United’s Bill Hamid sidelined several months

BALTIMORE – D.C. United learned Thursday that star goalkeeper Bill Hamid will miss several months with a knee injury, a major setback that overshadowed the club’s activity at the MLS draft. With the 11th overall pick, two slots higher than where it began the day, United selected German midfielder Julian Buescher, who played two seasons […]
Washington Post Jan 13, 2016

As D.C. United prepares for MLS draft, Bill Hamid undergoes surgery

BALTIMORE — As MLS decision-makers began descending on Charm City for the MLS draft Thursday — one in which a Georgetown Hoya might go first overall — D.C. United officials were keeping tabs on their star goalkeeper in a Los Angeles surgery center. Bill Hamid underwent a knee operation Wednesday to repair meniscus issues that […]
Hot Time in Old Town Jan 13, 2016

Johnson called into USMNT camp; Busch says goodbye

Sean Johnson will replace D.C. United keeper Bill Hamid at the USMNT January camp, giving the Fire two players on the current national team. Conversely, Fire fandom feels sadness as Jon Busch says goodbye. The Chicago Fire now has two representatives on the U.S. Men’s National Team for the January camp. Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson has been selected to replace injured D.C. United keeper Bill Hamid. It is not Johnson’s first time with the senior team, but it is another opportunity to try and crack the glass ceiling that has been the Tim Howard-Brad Guzan tandem with Nick Rimando as the...
Black And Red United Jan 13, 2016

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, 2016 MLS Draft, and USMNT news for Wednesday January 13, 2016

We start at with bad news, and then move on from there. Happy Wednesday? My computer is still broken, and with the draft being this week it is probably one of the three or four worst weeks for this to happen. I feel like this almost all the time. Let's talk soccer links! Bill Hamid withdraws from USMNT camp with knee injury | Black and Red UnitedI'm sorry for immediately plunging you into the pit of despair. My useless, broken computer is here to entertain us. As for the news: Don't hit the panic button just yet. But, you know, maybe start inching your hand that way. D.C. United’s Bill...
Washington Post Jan 12, 2016

D.C. United’s Bill Hamid withdraws from U.S. training camp with knee injury

D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid withdrew from U.S. national team training camp Tuesday with a knee injury. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Hamid, 25, suffered the setback just before he reported to the squad in South California. The national team medical staff has evaluated him, the USSF said. United said MLS’s 2014 goalkeeper of the […]
Black And Red United Jan 12, 2016

Bill Hamid withdraws from USMNT camp with knee injury

DCU's #1 picked up the injury before camp, with the extent of the injury still to be determined With just over a month and a half until their first CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal game against Queretaro, D.C. United announced on Tuesday evening that goalkeeper Bill Hamid withdrew from the USMNT camp, with an undisclosed knee injury. According to US Soccer, Hamid has been replaced by Chicago Fire's Sean Johnson. Bill Hamid withdrawing from #USMNT camp after sustaining knee injury. Severity of injury and timetable are unknown https://t.co/FxrgD6eMyZ — D.C. United (@dcunited)...
Big D Soccer Jan 11, 2016

Reviewing the January USMNT camp

It is a young camp for the Yanks this time around. Theme from Blood Orgy of the Atomic Fern- This is your roster for the 2016 version of the annual USMNT January camp (from US Soccer): U.S. Roster by Position: GOALKEEPERS (3): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls) DEFENDERS (8): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC),  Matt Polster (Chicago Fire), Brandon Vincent...

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