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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " BILALK "BILL" ABDUL HAMID " IS AN AMERICAN SOCCER PLAYER CURRENTLY PLAYING FOR D.C. UNITED IN MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                     BLACK                      SOCIAL                HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bilal "Bill" Abdul Hamid (born November 25, 1990) is an American[3] soccer player currently playing for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

Early life

Hamid was born in Annandale, Virginia to parents from Sierra Leone. He was raised Muslim and observes fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan.[4]

Career

Professional

Bill Hamid made history on September 2, 2009, when he became the first D.C. United Academy player to sign with the first team.[5] Prior to signing with D.C. United, he was linked with a move to Celtic, until work permit issues derailed the move.[6]
He made his professional debut on May 5, 2010 in a game against the Kansas City Wizards.[7] With this win, Hamid became the youngest goalkeeper in MLS history, at 19 years 161 days, to win a regular season game, besting Tim Howard's record by four days.[8] Hamid started 28 of United's 34 games during the 2011 season.[9] He retained his starting spot during the 2012 season, making appearances in 27 matches, while also receiving red cards on two occasions for fouling attacking players - on 15 July in a regular season game against Houston Dynamo and on 9 November in a 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs match vs. New York Red Bulls.[10]
After the 2011 regular season, Hamid began a 10-day trial on October 29, 2011 with English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion. He stayed with the club until November 7.[9][11]

International


Hamid speaks with Everton F.C.and USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howardbefore an international friendly on July 23, 2011 at RFK Stadium
Hamid spent time in training with the U-18 and U-20 United States national teams.[12] On August 4, 2011, Hamid was called into camp for the senior United States men's national soccer team ahead of the match against Mexico.[13] He was then named to the 22-man roster that tied Mexico 1-1 on August 10, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania. Hamid made his senior international debut on January 21, 2012 against Venezuela.

Career statistics

As of December 26, 2013[14][15]
ClubSeasonLeagueCupOtherTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
D.C. United200900000000
2010803000110
20112800000280
20122401030280
20132501000260
Career total8505030930

Honors

D.C. United[ed