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Bill Hamid wins MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

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Our green machine becomes just the third goalkeeper under 25 to win the award.

Gary Rohman-USA TODAY Sports

The day after Ben Olsen was voted MLS Coach of the Year, D.C. United's Bill Hamid has picked up the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award, edging out Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando. Hamid was also named to the MLS Best XI yesterday.

Hamid becomes just the third goalkeeper under the age of 25 to win the award, as well as the first American to win it in three years. Here's how the voting broke down:

Hamid was vital to the Black-and-Red's turnaround season, posting career highs in wins (14) and shutouts (10), a league-best save percentage (75), and 110 saves. He would also probably lead in heart attack-inducing saves, if we measured such a thing.

Here's hoping he sticks with us for many years to come. Congratulations, Bill! They can't hold you back.