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D.C. United Keeper Bill Hamid Needs Shoulder Surgery, Could Miss Rest Of Season

One of the few silver linings in D.C. United's otherwise abysmal season has been watching rookie, and near-D.C. native Bill Hamid in goal. He hasn't always been perfect, but it's always exciting to watch young talent with potential, especially when it is home-grown. According to Steven Goff of the Washington Post, even that small bit of excitement, is now over.

Bill Hamid has a shoulder injury that needs surgery and will keep him out for the rest of the year.

D.C. United's Bill Hamid , a 19-year-old goalkeeper from Annandale who has started eight MLS matches and three U.S. Open Cup games, will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in the joint of his right shoulder. However, the date of the operation has not been set and Hamid, who has been playing for months with the injury, might remain on the game-day roster.

Though the surgery date is not set and he has been playing through this injury for a while, the team has made moves that indicate they are ready to shut him down.

In preparation for Hamid's absence, the club signed veteran goalkeeper Chase Harrison (Virginia Tech) to back up Troy Perkins and released rookie Andrew Quinn (DeMatha High).