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D.C. United's Bill Hamid to have shoulder surgery; Andrew Quinn released, Chase Harrison signed

D.C. United's Bill Hamid, a 19-year-old goalkeeper from Annandale who has started eight MLS matches and three U.S. Open Cup games, will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in the joint of his right shoulder. However, the date of the operation has not been set and Hamid, who has been playing for months with the injury, might remain on the game-day roster.

He has been in the lineup four of the past five league matches. Hamid was injured mid-season after colliding with a goal post during training.

In preparation for Hamid's absence, the club signed veteran goalkeeper Chase Harrison (Virginia Tech) to back up Troy Perkins and released rookie Andrew Quinn (DeMatha High).

Quinn, who has missed almost the entire season after knee surgery in the spring, will continue to practice with the club. Harrison was drafted by Real Salt Lake in 2006 and has been with Richmond, Crystal Palace Baltimore, Harrisburg, Portland and Rochester in the lower tiers.

By Steve Goff  |  September 9, 2010; 3:55 PM ET
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Comments

I'm not sure I should want a GK named "Chase", that's a better name for a defensive midfielder. Maybe "Stop" or "Chuck" instead :)

With Quin released will all future WashPost photos of United be mysteriously blurry?

Posted by: dcufan | September 9, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm not an orthopedic surgeon, but doesn't it make sense to have surgery immediately, rather than stay on the gameday roster and risk aggravating the injury in training?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 9, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't Kasper be fired for letting Hamid hit the goalpost?

Posted by: JkR- | September 9, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

clearly the goalpost should be fired

Posted by: fedssocr | September 9, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

What, the Pittsburgh keeper was busy?

Nice to know that Hamid can hit stationary objects.

Posted by: Reignking | September 9, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

The goalpost can't be fired, it's part of the teflon-coated front office staff.

Posted by: soccerman | September 9, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Queiroz fired.

Posted by: Reignking | September 9, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

teflon-coated goalposts could make for some slick goals.

Posted by: WorldCup | September 9, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Chase Harrison? Clint Baumstark not available? Kasper lost Jorge Geddes cell? Wow.

Posted by: lgm6986 | September 9, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

DCU's injury situation this season has just been unreal.

Posted by: PrinceBuster21 | September 9, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Wow, cutting a player just back from injury? That's cold.

Where's the union on this one?

Posted by: lgm6986 | September 9, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

What's the beef? They carried him through his re-hab?

Posted by: JkR- | September 9, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

JkR:

Ah, yeah. They kinda HAVE to do that, unless, of course, they want to get their pants sued off.

Now they've cut him because he's damaged goods. In the NFL under their CBA, that's an instant grievance, probably an expedited one.

Posted by: lgm6986 | September 9, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

NFL teams cut people all the time the second they pass a physical.

Posted by: rockotodd | September 9, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

So they did what they have to do? Where's the union's beef?

Posted by: JkR- | September 9, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Go ahead and let Hamid have his surgery so we can play Perkins and hopefully boost his trade value. Of course, that could probably backfire based on what we've seen so far this year.

Troy is looking a lot like our old stalwart between the pipes: Zach Wells. Come to think of it, I actually think the Perkins trade was worse than Boswell for Wells, even if we did dump Fred's huge salary.

Sigh.

Posted by: JaimeSegundo | September 9, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Go ahead and let Hamid have his surgery so we can play Perkins and hopefully boost his trade value. Of course, that could probably backfire based on what we've seen so far this year.

Troy is looking a lot like our old stalwart between the pipes: Zach Wells. Come to think of it, I actually think the Perkins trade was worse than Boswell for Wells, even if we did dump Fred's huge salary.

Sigh.

Posted by: JaimeSegundo | September 9, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

At least the NFL is back.

and Trombone Shorty burnin down the house!

Posted by: OWNTF | September 9, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Happy New Year, Steve.

Posted by: jack35 | September 9, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

and happy Eid al Fitr!

Posted by: troy6 | September 9, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Sign Brianna Scurry.

Then play Hope Solo instead.

Thx,

Jay!

Posted by: jayrockers | September 10, 2010 1:29 AM | Report abuse

Having known Andrew Quinn since his youth soccer days (and many of us know his dad Tony very well), I am very sad about Quinnie's departure. Tony of course is the DC United photographer, and himself was a professional keeper whose career ended prematurely through injury.

Posted by: DCUSince96 | September 10, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Chase Harrison was a good keeper for Virginia Tech, probably the best they ever had, but what concerns me is, as far as I know, he has been coaching and not playing the last couple years. But then again, with the way this season has gone, what does it magtter? He can play his way into shape.

Posted by: Ron16 | September 10, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

At this point if I'm a healthy starter for United, I might want to think about sitting out the rest of the season. Some voodoo curse has been put on the squad.

This has to be a record for the number of injuries in one season. Or going back two years it just gets silly.

Posted by: SoccerVA | September 10, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

What's Babe Laufenberg up to?

Posted by: Reignking | September 10, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

I'm not a doctor, but I don't imagine he can further injure his shoulder by playing, especially if it's more than just a small partial tear. So, the choice is balancing getting some playing time now versus losing some time on the back end, depending on the length of the recovery.

As for the number of injuries...they've got to be doing something wrong in training. Hamid's injury aside, there are just too many hamstring/groin injuries. Maybe they're not really fit -- wouldn't be the first MLS team. I recall Nicol was appalled at the Rev's fitness levels when he came. Or, it's to do with flexibility/strength conditioning balance. I'd love to see what they do with a real coach.

Posted by: fischy | September 10, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

One of the French clubs (Lyon or Marseilles) just dropped their trainer because of the large number of hamstring injuries suffered this year.

Posted by: b18bolo | September 10, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

One of the French clubs (Lyon or Marseilles) just dropped their trainer because of the large number of hamstring injuries suffered this year.

Posted by: b18bolo | September 10, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

FYI: Chase Harrison may have played against DC in the USOC for the Rhinos 2years ago. I think he played with a USL2 team this year. He's a solid keeper and gave the Rhinos some solid starts he just couldn't grab #1 job b/c of the organization's ties to Scott Vallow.

Posted by: DrewROC | September 10, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

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