Clyde Simms needs second kidney transplant

Just days after receiving a kidney transplant, former U.S. international Clyde Simms, who was forced to retire in February at the age of 32 because of kidney disease, will need another transplant.

(For information on how you can help Simms, contact the living kidney donor coordinator at the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute.)

The second transplant is needed due to complications from the kidney transplant he received on Thursday.

"I will work towards a full recovery, go back on dialysis and back to the donor wait list for a new kidney," he told dcunited.com on Monday.

Simms suffers from Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and had to retire after his kidney function dropped to 20 percent and he was placed on dialysis. He had been on the national wait list for a transplant.

Simms spent nine seasons in MLS with D.C. United and New England, playing 221 games. He joined United from the Richmond Kickers in 2005, the same year he debuted for the USA in a friendly against England.
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