D.C. United goalie Bill Hamid will reportedly get a heck of an opportunity to further his soccer career. The 20-year old goaltender will be called up to the U.S. Men's National Team to back up veteran Tim Howard for the U.S.' August 10 friendly against Mexico, according to Steven Goff of the Washington Post.
New U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann is looking to get younger, and he's counting on Hamid to be the anchor of the club's under-23 team, according to Goff. Hamid and Howard are close, and Howard's recommendation reportedly played a big role in Hamid being named to the team. In addition, Hamid's current proximity to Philadelphia, the site of the friendly, played a role in his selection.
Klinsmann will be naming his full roster for the friendly on Thursday. Local product Freddy Adu is also expected to be on the roster after a strong performance in last month's CONCACF Gold Cup.