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Bill Hamid sidelined 4-6 months after knee surgery

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DC United and United States men's national team goalkeeper, Bill Hamid, will be out of action for the next four to six months after undergoing surgery for a tear in the meniscus in his right knee, the club announced today.

The injury will rule him out of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala in March and in all likelihood the 2016 Copa America Centenario in July along with a good chunk of matches for his club.

It's a very unfortunate time for Hamid to be out for the USMNT as both goalkeepers ahead of him on the depth chart, Tim Howard and Brad Guzan, are both experiencing an abnormally bad run of form of late. While Klinsmann is committed to the two veterans, some good performances from Hamid could've seen him possibly give those two a run for the starting goalkeeper spot.

However, it's not to be at this time. Hamid, 25, is still young enough to eventually win that starting spot in the future. He'll have to go down the long road of recovery and rehab before that becomes a possibility now.