Goalkeeper Bill Hamid to leave D.C. United at end of season

D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid will not return to the team next season.

Hamid, 26, told the Washington Post he is in search of new opportunities in his quest for new challenges in the sport.

"I want to push myself and see how far I can go because I know I have the work ethic and the hunger to take myself very far in this game. I know I can make it to the next level," he told the paper on Wednesday.

The United States international has plans to sign with a club in Europe, with The Post reporting Midtjylland of Denmark are the favourites to land him.

"I think you are going to find out in the next 48 hours," he said of his next club. "I am extremely excited for what's next. It's a big opportunity.

"It's a big stepping-stone to what can come later on in my career."

A native of Annandale, Virginia, Hamid has spent his entire career with United, joining with the academy as an 18-year-old in 2009.

Hamid has made 184 regular season and nine playoff appearances for the club. He helped United win the 2013 U.S. Open Cup, and was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2014.

He has been capped three times for the U.S.