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United's Hamid needs surgery on shoulder

Matt Kuchar watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during his round of 7-under 64, good for the BMW Championship first-round lead.
Matt Kuchar watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during his round of 7-under 64, good for the BMW Championship first-round lead. (Nam Y. Huh)
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Friday, September 10, 2010

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.

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The Los Angeles Galaxy activated David Beckham from its disabled list, clearing the English superstar for his return to MLS competition. The midfielder is eligible to play in the Galaxy's home game Saturday night against Columbus.

Beckham tore his left Achilles' tendon March 14 while playing on loan with AC Milan, undergoing surgery two days later. . . .

Portugal fired national coach Carlos Queiroz because of the team's poor play and his six-month suspension before the World Cup for disrupting a doping test. . . .

Costa Rica hired Ricardo La Volpe as its national coach, giving the job to an Argentine who coached Mexico at the 2006 World Cup.

Already having his best season, Matt Kuchar got off to his best start of the year in the BMW Championship in Lemont, Ill. A mystery season for Tiger Woods took another unexpected turn.

Kuchar finished with an 18-foot birdie putt for a 7-under-par 64 and a one-shot lead over Ryan Moore. Ian Poulter of England had a 66 for the best round of the afternoon.


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