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By IVES GALARCEP
In a week when there weren’t exactly a ton of goals scored in MLS, there stood a very good chance that a goalkeeper would have a good chance to be the MLS Player of the Week. Given the performance Bill Hamid turned in, he would have been a serious contender no matter how many goals were scored around the league.
The young D.C. United turned in one of the games of the season on Saturday, making eight saves, including a last-minute goal-line stop, to help preserve a scoreless draw vs. the New York Red Bulls. His efforts made him the easy pick for SBI MLS Player of the Week honors.
Hamid beat out a field that included Patrice Bernier, Clint Irwin and Jack McInerney, among others.
D.C. United is off to a slow start, but that has been due more to the team’s struggling offense than Hamid and the defense, which has allowed just one goal through three games this season. Hamid has been particularly sharp, making key saves in all three matches.
What did you think of Hamid’s performance against the Red Bulls? Which MLS player impressed you the most in Week Three?
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