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Bill Hamid: “I think I’m better” than goalkeepers in USMNT January camp


D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid is one of many goalkeepers hoping to impress U.S. Men’s National Team manager Gregg Berhalter, but he won’t have a chance to do so until at least March.

At Major League Soccer media day in Los Angeles on Saturday, Hamid didn’t mince words about where he thinks he stands on the depth chart.

“I saw the four they called in,” Hamid said. “I think I’m better than all four.”

Hamid was referring to Zack Steffen of the Columbus Crew, Toronto FC’s Alex Bono, LAFC’s Tyler Miller and Sean Johnson of New York City FC.

Hamid, who most recently received a call-up in June for the friendly against France, returned to D.C. United in the middle of the 2018 MLS season after an unsuccessful move to Midtjyland.

The 28-year-old is somewhat right since he earned nine wins in 14 starts during the Black and Red’s second-half surge, but an argument can be made against his comments since Steffen was just sold to Manchester City.


  1. i mean…context matters and im not sure we get that from this story or the tweet. he has to think he’s better than anyone he steps on the field with right? he has to respect them, but it’s ok to think he’s better.

    howeverrrrrrrrrrrr – he doens’t exactly have the greatest track record of consistency and has not won anything of any substance any time recently so he doesn’t have a super strong case for why he should be included. it’s time to look forward and he’s certainly not the answer moving forward. can’t fall back on individual GOTY award won in 2014…

  2. Confidence is a good thing but Steffen is a better keeper at the moment and Hamid last performance for the U.S. wasn’t something to be proud of.

  3. Hamid is one of those guys who is going to be fighting for a spot for the National Team, and is going to have to find a way to both prove himself while also being supportive of the team if he’s not called up.
    Hamid is a good keeper but he is still going to have to live down some of his past performances….Olympic Qualification failure & the being destroyed by Ireland in a friendly. He’s also a fairly well known commodity within the US pool having been called up under at least 2 of the last 3 managers. Berhalter may be using this camp to see Keepers there is less tape on (Expect Steffen who’s inclusion could be to help mentor/integrate others into how GB does things).


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