The Eastern Conference leader will be without its star goalkeeper for up to six weeks after two surgeries.

D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid will miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing separate surgeries on his left hand and right knee, the club announced.

The 24-year-old had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to smooth out some meniscus on July 8, while he also underwent a separate surgery on his left hand.

Hamid, the 2014 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, has an 8-4-4 record in 2015 and leads the league in save percentage (.819) and goals against average (0.75). Backup goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra will fill in while Hamid is injured. Dykstra has started five games for DCU in 2015.

Hamid was named to the U.S. national team’s provisional roster for the Gold Cup, but was bypassed for a spot on the final 23-man roster in favor of Club Leon’s William Yarbrough.


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