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D.C. United news & notes: Bill Hamid to return for Vancouver match, injury report, reserve league, Richie Williams ceremony, 2011 vs. 2010

*D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid is scheduled to leave the U.S. national soccer team early and rejoin the MLS club ahead of next Wednesday’s league match at Vancouver, the Insider has learned.

Hamid will be available for the U.S. friendly against Honduras on Saturday night in Miami (6 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer, Univision) but skip next Tuesday’s match against Ecuador at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey (7 p.m., ESPN2, Univision).

Tim Howard (Everton) and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) are also in U.S. camp.

*DCU official injury report, which doesn’t mean much because the team is off this weekend: D Jed Zayner (knee; out), MF Chris Pontius (leg fracture; out), MF Branko Boskovic (knee; out), D Dejan Jakovic (hamstring; questionable), D Ethan White (sprained knee; questionable), GK Steve Cronin (shoulder; probable).

*United will play a reserve league match against New York on Thursday at 3 p.m. at Montclair State. DCU (5-0-2) is likely to bring the maximum five academy players and at least nine first-team players to face the Red Bulls (2-4-0).

*Hall of Tradition induction ceremonies for former midfielder Richie Williams will be held at halftime of the Oct. 15 match against the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium.

*The 2011 season isn’t over, but because United has played as many league matches as were scheduled last year, comparisons are appropriate:

2010 record: 6-20-4, 22 points.

2011 record: 9-10-11, 38 points.

Goals for in 2010: 21.

Goals for in 2011: 46.

Goals against in 2010: 47.

Goals against in 2011: 46.

Corner kicks in 2010: 144.

Corner kicks in 2011: 120.

Leading scorers in 2010: Andy Najar, Danny Allsopp 5 goals apiece.

Leading scorers in 2011: Dwayne De Rosario 14 (11 with DCU), Charlie Davies 11.

Assists leaders in 2010: Santino Quaranta, Rodney Wallace 2 apiece.

Assists leaders in 2011: Dwayne De Rosario 12 (7 with DCU), Andy Najar and Josh Wolff 6 apiece.

Average home attendance in 2010: 14,532 (15 games).

Average home attendance in 2011: 15,107 (14 games).

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.

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