When 20-year-old DC United goalkeeper Bill Hamid got the call from new U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann inviting him to his first U.S. camp, he says he got emotional. "I put the phone down and was like staring into a far-off land. I started crying a little bit," he told the Washington Post.
Perhaps still overcome by those emotions, just seven minutes into DC United's match against Toronto on Saturday, Hamid came charging out of his area and crashed into Eric Avila, which got him sent off with a straight red. Coincidentally, the collision knocked Avila into a far-off land and I'm pretty sure he started crying a little bit too.
Thanks to a hat trick from Dwayne De Rosario, DC United not only scored first after Hamid was sent off so early, but even pulled out a point with a 3-3 draw.
- DC United
- Juergen Klinsmann
- Eric Avila