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Bill Hamid called up for the United States men's national team Landon Donovan farewell friendly against Ecuador

Bill Hamid makes his return to the United States men's national team this Friday.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

US Soccer announced today that Bill Hamid has been called up to the United States men's national team for the friendly against Ecuador on October 10. This game is also the sendoff for Landon Donovan, and Bill Hamid's first callup to the USMNT since the friendly against Mexico in April. According to Steve Goff, Hamid will meet up afterward with D.C. United for their game in Houston; he will likely not play on Friday and should be available on Sunday for the Dynamo game. The USMNT also has a game on October 14 against Honduras, but it is as of yet unknown how many players will be called into both teams; the press release with this roster specifically says that this roster is only for Ecuador.

This is also one of the first times that Bill Hamid has been called up without Sean Johnson being called up as well, and it is a sign of Hamid's growth this season into one of the best keepers in Major League Soccer. Hamid is the league leader in shutouts and save percentage and should easily be one of the finalists for goalkeeper of the year.  You can find the full roster at US Soccer's website.