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Clyde Simms Undergoes Kidney Transplant

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The former D.C. United midfielder gets an early Christmas present.

Almost a year ago today, former D.C. United and New England Revolution midfielder Clyde Simms received a kidney transplant which, unfortunately, his body rejected, leaving him to wait for another kidney. The 33-year old midfielder had been battling focal segmental glomerulosclerosis for more than half his life, and he recounted some of his ordeal with Steven Goff in the Washington Post earlier this year.

Now comes this encouraging update, two weeks before Christmas:

The donor, Katri Hunter, was Clyde's girlfriend for a while and they've remained friends since. Here's hoping this second time is the charm for Clyde, and a speedy and healthy recovery to him and Kat, we're all thinking of you here!