D.C. United was not made aware of Simms' health issues until after the announcement of his retirement. We share the concern of all of Clyde's fans and send our thoughts his way in this tough time.
Clyde Simms gave it all for DCU. From 2005-2011, the talented midfielder made a significant impact with the Black-and-Red. It's a sad day when any player has to retire due to health reasons. We, as a club, would like to thank Clyde for his commitment to and passion for D.C. United and congratulate him on his wonderful and impressive career.
Prayers go out to Clyde Simms. A 1st class athlete!! MLS veteran Clyde Simms retiring because of kidney disease http://t.co/7NcSLM6PvL— Ireton Soccer (@IretonSoccer) February 13, 2014
Want to wish Clyde Simms all the best on his next phase. Man is all class.— Brian Bilello (@RevsPrez) February 13, 2014