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Retired Simms in need of another kidney transplant

Clyde Simms New England Revolution 19

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Veteran MLS midfielder Clyde Simms retired earlier this year due to a kidney disease, but is still in need of help.

Simms underwent a successful kidney transplant surgery last week, but needs another after complications arose following the procedure. The 32-year-old Simms was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis earlier this year.

“I will work towards a full recovery, go back on dialysis, and back to the donor wait list for a new kidney,” said Simms via a statement released by D.C. United.

Simms spent nine seasons in MLS before calling it a career back in February ahead of the 2014 campaign. He spent his entire time in the league with two clubs – D.C. United and the New England Revolution – and made a combined 221 league appearances.


  1. As a kidney transplant recipient myself, I wish and pray nothing but the best for Simms. Treatments of dialysis is not easy on the body and it really can take a toll on someone regardless of how physically fit they are. I hope his second transplant is successful, this post from SBI made me feel grateful for my cousin who donated me his kidney and that it is still going a strong 6 years and counting. Best of luck Simms, you got this.


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