KENYA BROWN - Monday, October 23, 2017
Goalkeeper Bill Hamid has expressed that he wants to push himself and on Monday he made his first foray into Europe as he signed a contract with Danish Superliga team FC Midtjylland.
The 26-year-old will join his new team when his contract with DC United expires in the winter. He made a final appearance at RFK Stadium on Sunday but did not play.
Hamid entered the scene when he signed for DC United as a homegrown player in 2009 - his only professional team until the announcement of his move to Europe. During his time with the Black and Red, he was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2014.
The Virginia native has made it no secret that he wanted to head to Europe and part of the reason is to fight for the starting goalkeeper spot with the US national team.
"I want to push myself and see how far I can go because I know I have the work ethic and the hunger to take myself very far in this game. I know I can make it to the next level," said Hamid in an interview with the Washington Post.
Hamid will be joining an FC Midtjylland team that has been a contender for the Danish league title. They last won the crown in the 2014-2015 season. He should have a good shot at earning the starting position for the Wolves, but he will find strong competition with current No. 1 Jesper Hansen as the team currently sit atop of the standings.
Hamid will join former DC United player Perry Kitchen in Denmark as he currently plays for FC Randers.