Chivas USA Goalkeeper Kennedy Out Another Six to Nine Months

Horrible news for Chivas USA goalkeeeper Dan Kennedy who had such a promising start to his MLS career.

Kennedy required a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction of his right leg, which was performed Wednesday.

From the club’s press release:

Kennedy’s surgery was performed by Chivas USA Team Physicians Michael Gerhardt M.D. and Bert Mandelbaum M.D. in Santa Monica. The original injury occurred during a preseason scrimmage against the Chicago Fire on March 7; Kennedy attempted to return without surgery but was unable to gain full functionality of the knee, requiring the procedure.

Kennedy was signed by Chivas USA on April 9, 2008, and made nine appearances (eight starts) in 2008, earning three shutouts and making 22 saves for a goals against average of 1.03. Selected by Chivas USA in the fourth round of the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft after a four year career at U.C. Santa Barbara, the goalkeeper opted to play professionally in Puerto Rico and Chile before returning to Chivas USA prior to the 2008 season.

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  • John

    It would be a good time for Chivas to find a solid or better back up keeper for the team. Too bad for Kennedy