By FRANCO PANIZO
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.