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Chivas USA goalkeeper Kennedy to undergo surgery Friday

August 12, 2010 |  3:04 pm
Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy will have surgery to repair a torn long-head tendon in his left biceps on Friday.

Kennedy was injured Saturday during a 2-1 loss to Toronto FC but finished the game. He was not at practice Thursday and is expected to be replaced by Zach Thornton, who started in Chivas’ first 12 games this season and has been recovering from an ankle injury. 

Earlier this season, Kennedy replaced the injured Thornton to start six games and tally 22 saves.
 
An injury also cost Kennedy an opportunity to challenge Thornton for a starting spot last season when he hurt his knee during a preseason game. Thornton went on to be named MLS goalkeeper of the year.

Chivas USA Coach Martin Vasquez said he was disappointed by the loss of Kennedy.

“Here’s a guy that has contributed a lot to the team, and he was on top of his game and he goes down,” Vasquez said. “Very, very unfortunate.”

-- DeAntae Prince

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