Player Details


Sam Hamilton


6' 0"


185 lbs

Date of Birth

7.27.1995 (28)


Denver, CO USA


Career Summary

Hometown: Everegreen, Colorado
College: University of Denver
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: July 27, 1995
Acquired: Signed to a contract on March 4, 2017, having been selected in the first round (15th overall) in the MLS Superdraft.



  • An unused substitute for both matches of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League match against Toronto FC.
  • He was loaned to the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, going on to make 18 appearances, all from the start.


  • Rookie season, having signed a professional contract on 3/4.
  • Made his professional debut when he replaced Dillon Powers at Chicago Fire (5/17) for the final 27 minutes, playing alongside Micheal Azira in the center of midfield.
  • His first start in MLS came in the 2-1 defeat at Philadelphia Union (5/20), when he played 81 minutes.
  • Went 90 minutes in both Lamar Hunt US Open Cup games, against Oklahoma City Energy (6/13) and at FC Dallas (6/27).
  • Having made his first start in Philly, his only other MLS minutes prior to the CONCACAF Gold Cup break came in the home win over Houston Dynamo (7/1).
  • The Dynamo game would be Hamilton's last appearance for the Rapids in 2017. He did not feature in the 18 for the remaining 17 games.
  • He was loaned to USL side Phoenix Rising FC on August 10, going on to make 14 appearances (9 starts) in the regular season and playoffs, scoring one goal.


  • Hamilton helped the University of Denver reach the 2016 College Cup following the program’s second consecutive unbeaten regular season.
  • The Evergreen, Colorado native served as team captain in his final season, and started all 24 matches for the Pioneers.
  • In his four collegiate seasons, Hamilton appeared in a total of 83 matches, which ranks him first in DU’s Division I history.