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CSN Washington Apr 3, 2014

Ex-United midfielder Clyde Simms needs your help

Former D.C. United and New England Revolution midfielder, Clyde Simms, is in a fight for his life.
Black And Red United Apr 3, 2014

Freedom Kicks for 4 April 2014: Pontius, Simms, and Bitcoin

Grab your coffee and let Thursday's Freedom Kicks wake you up! I'm a little sleepy after staying up to watch the USMNT versus Mexico, so I don't have any unifying theme or witticisms this morning. Instead, I have links to interesting soccer related stories for you, so let's get into it! Chris Pontius' DC United return delayed, recovery time could be another 8-12 weeks | MLSsoccer.com: Another in an unfortunate series of setbacks for the Party Boy. Retired MLS midfielder Clyde Simms awaiting kidney transplant: More information on the illness and retirement of fan favorite Clyde Simms, and...

Simms aims to raise kidney awareness

Less than two months after announcing his retirement due to a rare kidney disease, former Revolution midfielder Clyde Simms revealed on Wednesday that he will need a kidney transplant. In an interview with the Washington Times on Wednesday, Simms -- who described himself as “young, healthy and active” -- disclosed that his kidney function had dropped to 14 percent, forcing him to be placed on a wait list for a kidney transplant. “People think it only happens to those who don’t care take of themselves,” Simms told the Times.
The Bent Musket Apr 2, 2014
Former Revs Midfielder Clyde Simms in Need of a Kidney Transplant

Former Revs Midfielder Clyde Simms in Need of a Kidney Transplant

Our sad regards go out to Clyde Simms who we learned today is awaiting a kidney transplant. Sad news today as it became public knowledge that former New England Revolution midfielder, Clyde Simms, is in need of a kidney transplant. Simms, who had just recently retired from professional soccer after a storied 9-year MLS career, has had a worsening kidney disease for several years that has unfortunately reached a new level where he is now in need a kidney donor. Finding a donor typically takes about four years and it's understood that Simms does not have that much time to prolong the...

Retired MLS midfielder Clyde Simms awaiting kidney transplant

Clyde Simms needs a kidney transplant. Thousands of others do, as well. As his condition worsens, the former D.C. United midfielder hopes to raise awareness about a disease that forced him to retire in February. “I’m young, I’m healthy, I’m active,” Simms, 31, told the Insider on Wednesday. “People think it only happens to those […]    
Washington Post Apr 2, 2014

Soccer Insider: Retired MLS midfielder Clyde Simms awaiting kidney transplant

Clyde Simms needs a kidney transplant. Thousands of others do, as well. As his condition worsens, the former D.C. United midfielder hopes to raise awareness about a disease that forced him to retire in February. Read full article >>    

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