D.C. United came back home to Estadio RFK to face a Columbus Crew SC team who was reeling in their own right. The Crew rolled out a new formation, frustrated the Black-and-Red players and faithful en route to a 2-0 win which left D.C. winless and goalless.
D.C. United was hoping to get some sort of result in a place (Yankee Stadium) they hadn't against a team (New York City FC) opening up a stadium for another team the previous week. But the 4-0 loss showed several different things of concern for fans, perhaps things beyond what could be dismissed as a one-off rout.
D.C. United opened up the last opening game of their time at RFK Stadium against Sporting Kansas City with big aspirations and thoughts of a win with a bunch of goals scored being a formality were on many minds. So when a scoreless draw occurred naturally there was cause for some disappointment.
For the second preseason in a row, Bill Hamid will not participate
As first reported by Steve Goff, D.C. United and US Men's national team goalkeeper Bill Hamid had surgery on his right knee on Monday. We can further confirm that Hamid had arthroscopic surgery on the knee, which he aggravated during preparations for the national team camp.
Following yet another injury, Bill Hamid recently left U.S. Men's National Team camp, and it appears the D.C. United goalkeeper's recent ailment will force him to miss a chunk of preseason on the club level.
Hamid had knee surgery on Monday and will end up missing most of D.
As with last year, a knee problem has caused the D.C. United star to withdraw
In unfortunately familiar news, D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been forced to drop out of the USMNT's January camp due to a knee problem. Last year, a knee injury picked up during camp ended up requiring surgery, and Hamid ended up missing several months.
The man who rose most on the depth chart gets a look.
Signed as an undrafted free agent at the beginning of 2015, Travis Worra appeared on the bench of D.C. United's 2015 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal campaign, backing up Andrew Dykstra as Bill Hamid was out because of offseason surgery.
It took Belgium 8.1 seconds from kickoff to score against Gibraltar in UEFA World Cup qualifying. Christian Benteke got the goal. Belgium won 0-6. dN
USA Mens National Team friendly: -Tue Oct 11 USA v New Zealand - RFK Stadium, Washington DC - 7:00pm CT on on ESPN + UniMas
Here is the Roster for the Cuba game:
G: David Bingham - San Jose Earthquakes, Bill Hamid - DC United, William Yarbrough - Leon
D: Kellyn Acosta - Dallas, Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City, Steve Birnbaum - DC United, Omar Gonzalez - Pachuca, Michael Orozco - Tijuana, Tim Parker - Vancouver Whitecaps, DeAndre Yedlin - Newcastle
M: Paul Arriola - Tijuana, Michael Bradley - Toronto, Lynden Gooch - Sunderland, Perry Kitchen - Heart Of Midlothian, Sacha Kljestan - New York Red Bulls, Danny Williams - Reading
F: Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution, Jozy Altidore - Toronto, Terrence Boyd - RB Leipzig, Julian Green - Bayern Munich, Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders
We have some changes to the USMNT squad ahead of Tuesday's friendly with New Zealand. The most notable addition? How does Terrence Boyd grab ya?The end result roster? Here ya go...G - David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), William Yarbrough (León)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Steve Birnbaum (D.
We reveal the votes and look at a possible perk of the win.
D.C. United had to have anticipated seeing Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC in some manner or fashion Saturday night. While they dodged a bit of a bullet, there was still three more national team players on the TFC squad. Both teams had been playing a few games of late, so there was some rotation on both sides, even before an international break, but the Black-and-Red managed to steal a win at BMO field and further cementing their chances of a postseason berth.
D.C. United was going up to Canada to play a Toronto FC side that had been looking not as good as they normally would (thanks to the absence of Sebastian Giovinco), but still among the East leaders. Dressing an A-minus/B-plus side that was definitely leggy from the work they'd put in over the last two and a half weeks, their 2-1 win may have been as impressive as the ones which have given them all this goalscoring over the last two months.
We look at your votes and prepare for unpleasantness today.
D.C. United was coming into a RFK Stadium clash with Columbus Crew with a game that they should have won beforehand; the team was, is, buzzing, the Crew were without several players, including Federico Higuain, and the Crew were dealing on slightly shorter rest.
United's #28 made two crucial saves in stoppage, as United picked up a valuable point on the road against the Houston Dynamo
It was getting late in the tilt between D.C. United and the Houston Dynamo on Saturday evening, and goalkeeper Bill Hamid hadn't had much to do for 90 minutes. Sure, he cut out a couple of crosses, and got a slight touch to a Will Bruin shot early in the second half to push it off the post.
A tepid affair came alive in stoppage time, as Bill Hamid twice denied the Dynamo winning goals in a 0-0 draw
Bill Hamid was once again the difference for D.C. United, as the Black-and-Red held out for a point in a 0-0 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday evening. An uneventful 90 minutes came alive in stoppage time, as Hamid was forced into point-saving blocks on efforts from Mauro Manotas and Raul Rodriguez.
After a scoreless 120 minutes, the NASL side prevailed 4-3 in penalty kicks
D.C. United crashed out of the Fourth Round of the US Open Cup to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, as the NASL won 4-3 on penalties. 120 minutes of scoreless soccer between the two sides meant penalties, where United lost when Luciano Acosta had his effort saved, and Jared Jeffrey hit the bar.
In the last podcast before the Copa break, we talk USMNT, Sporting Kansas City, and Seattle Sounders
With a game this Wednesday, D.C. United is back on their regular Tuesday to help you get all the info you need. Jason, Ben, and Adam start by reviewing D.C. United's 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City, and start with the wonderfulness that was Alhaji Kamara's goal.
We assign numbers to those who wore Black-and-Red Friday night.
D.C. United came into Friday night's game with Sporting Kansas City with nary a road win in a stat that was particularly entertaining to some jerk on the masthead. So naturally when a 1-0 win happened for the good guys following a hectic 24 hours of travel and redirection, combined with a weather delay, it was a earned win in the karma department to some degree.
Bill Hamid admitted he got a little emotional having completed his first MLS game in seven months. His D.C. United team had just beaten Sporting Kansas City, 1-0, on the road thanks to an 86th minute winner from Alhaji Kamara, who made his MLS debut.
Hamid had been out since October 2015 after having surgery to repair a meniscus tear.
D.C. United seems to be alternating between wins and losses with each week these days, having yet to go on a win streak in 2016. When they beat the New York Red Bulls last week, in retrospect, a draw or loss was in the cards (speaking as one who predicted a loss, cough cough).
The 2014 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year talked to Black and Red United as he gets closer to making his 2016 debut
The news in January was not promising. Bill Hamid, D.C. United's first ever homegrown player - not to mention the 2014 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year - had to remove himself from the January US national team camp to have surgery on a torn right meniscus.
Bill Hamid has returned to practice ahead of Friday's battle with the Black-and-Red's oldest rival
It has been a long four months since D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid went under the knife to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. United have had an uneven start to the season, picking up just 10 points through their first 10 games, as Travis Worra has filled in as keeper with the additional loss of Andrew Dykstra to back surgery.
Bruce Arena wants to see what three of United's best players can do
Bruce Arena announced the roster for the US Men's national team's January camp, commonly known as Camp Cupcake. As expected, there are two D.C. United players on this roster: goalkeeper Bill Hamid and center back Steve Birnbaum.
D.C. United's number one has been added to the roster by manager Jurgen Klinsmann
As part of bevy of changes following the US National team's 2-0 friendly win against Cuba on Friday, D.C. United's Bill Hamid has been called up to the national team. Hamid takes the spot of Ethan Horvath, who returns to Molde FK after playing 90 minutes in the win in Cuba.
We're trying our hardest to focus on the exciting new USMNT players
We've spent a lot of time harping on Jurgen Klinsmann's United States roster selections in these parts. Outside of the USMNT boss's maddening inability to see how much better Bill Hamid is than other members of the American goalkeeping pool, there's also the general puzzle of how he evaluates players all over the field.
With so many teams playing twice this round, big numbers were bound to come. Willy Nilly put up 133 points to lead the league. Ignacio Piatti (MTL, $11.7) captained the team and scored 28 points on a goal and an assist. Osvaldo Alonso (SEA, $9.5) trailed with 17 points on a goal of his own, and David Villa (NYC, $12.
From Bill Hamid to Collin Martin, we look at the home team's ratings in the game
EA Sports releases FIFA 17 on Tuesday, September 27th, and the FIFA Ultimate Team player database is now available, showing ratings for every player in the game. It should come as no surprise that players like Sebastian Giovinco, David Villa, and Andrea Pirlo are the highest rated MLS players, but how do DCU's players rate?
This was a low-scoring round, as Cathedral SC was the only team to top 60 points, with a total of 68. Benny Feilhaber (SKC, $11.0) led with 14 points on a goal and an assist. Bill Hamid (DCU, $6.2) earned a clean sheet on the way to 9 points, while David Villa (NYC, $12.
Sebastian Giovinco is the leading overall scorer as the Copa break ends. Who else is bringing it so far this season?
The Copa America Centenario break ends this weekend, and that means Fantasy MLS is back. This is a good time to take a look at the top three teams in the league, which are conveniently the only three teams above the 1000-point plateau:
After 79 relatively uneventful minutes in DC, Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris finally put his team on the scoresheet after a Joevin Jones cross was parried by Bill Hamid and poorly cleared by Bobby Boswell. Morris pounced on the opportunity and finished well between the defenders.