With just over a month and a half until their first CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal game against Queretaro, D.C. United announced on Tuesday evening that goalkeeper Bill Hamid withdrew from the USMNT camp, with an undisclosed knee injury. According to US Soccer, Hamid has been replaced by Chicago Fire's Sean Johnson.
The severity of the injury, along with the timetable of any absence is still to be determined by United. According to the team, Hamid picked up the injury before the camp, forcing the keeper to head back to United to get the injury examined further. Hamid, a member of the Black and Red since 2009, seemed certain to pick up at least his third cap, with games against Iceland and Canada at the end of the camp. With Luis Robles of the New York Red Bulls and David Bingham of the San Jose Earthquakes as competition, it appeared that Hamid would earn his first cap since a 4-1 loss to Ireland in 2014.
Last year, Hamid missed United's first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals against Alajuelense in Costa Rica. United lost the first leg 5-2, with Andrew Dykstra making his first appearance after a long injury layoff. Hamid was ready to go a week later, but United couldn't overturn the deficit.
United's first leg is on February 23rd in Queretaro, with the return leg in D.C. a week later on March 1.