Could Bill Hamid possibly be on his way back home? According to a report by Steven Goff of The Washington Post, D.C. United is considering options to bring Bill Hamid back to the Black-and-Red ahead of the close of the MLS transfer window Wednesday.
UPDATE: Steven Goff is now reporting that Bill Hamid will indeed return to D.C. United on a 18-month loan:
Bill Hamid, who currently plays for FC Midtjylland, left D.C. last January to pursue a career in Europe, landing in Denmark with Midtjylland. Hamid hoped that a European move would spark his rise to take the starting goalkeeper position with the United States Men’s National Team. Since joining Midtjylland, Hamid has struggled to earn playing time, only appearing in one league match and two Danish Cup matches. Midtjylland won the Danish Superliga with Hamid mostly serving in a backup role.
The lack of playing time has affected his sharpness for the USMNT. He has 6 caps for the United States, most recently a 2-1 loss against Ireland where he did not look confident in goal. Columbus Crew SC goalkeeper Zack Steffen have likely moved ahead of Hamid in the pecking order for #1 goalkeeper for country.
A return to D.C. United would be a welcome sight for many Black-and-Red fans. He had 184 appearances for United, the team’s first Homegrown Player, and he was the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2014. A Bill Hamid return could see him return to his starting role at brand new Audi Field, which could help him return to the form that will allow him to compete for the national team job.
But, will this move actually happen before the MLS window closes on Wednesday? Is this just a bunch of smoke or is a Bill Hamid return actually imminent? Time will tell. Either way, hopefully Bill Hamid can get back to being the sharp shot stopper he is.