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Despite more than his fair share of shaky moments in the net, Jurgen Klinsmann still continues to give Bill Hamid the benefit of the doubt and continues to call Hamid into U.S. national team camps.
When Klinsmann first took over the national team in the fall of 2011, he even went so far as to declare Hamid the No. 1 backup to Tim Howard over more experienced keepers like Brad Guzan and Nick Rimando.
In 2012, Hamid continued to have shaky moments for DC United, scoring an own goal in the first leg of their playoff series against the New York Red Bulls before being sent off in the second leg of the series.
Still, Klinsmann continues to call Hamid into the U.S. camp, this time over Steve Clark and Dan Kennedy, both of whom seemed like more logical choices.
Tally Hall, who had an excellent playoff run with the Houston Dynamo in 2012 and has helped the Dynamo to back-to-back MLS Cups would be the safe choice, and probably the sane one as well, but Klinsmann’s love affair with Hamid is not likely to end, no matter how poorly Hamid plays.