D.C. United re-acquires star keeper Bill Hamid on loan from FC Midtjylland

Less than a year after leaving D.C. United as a free agent for Denmark, goalkeeper Bill Hamid is back with the MLS club.

He returned on a year-and-a-half loan from FC Midtjylland after he failed to earn a starting spot at the surprise 2018 Superliga champion. He was the backup to Jesper Hansen, making only one start for FCM, which made a late run to capture only its second league title.

Hamid, 27, was United’s first Homegrown signing in 2009 and set club records for starts (184) and minutes played (16,269) by a goalkeeper well as wins (66), saves (642) and shutouts (49). In 2014, he was named to the MLS Best XI and MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.
 
“Bill moved to FC Midtjylland at the end of last year and it was an important step in his personal and professional development," United general manager and vice president of soccer operations Dave Kasper said. "He’s a major part of the fabric of this club with his local ties, Homegrown history and on-field accomplishments so bringing him back on loan is a great acquisition as we make a push for playoffs at Audi Field."

With Hamid gone, United brought David Ousted in from Vancouver. The Dane has started 16 games while Steve Clark was in goal for the other three.

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