RSL goalkeeper Josh Saunders undergoes knee surgery, will miss six months

Published: Tuesday, July 23 2013 11:15 p.m. MDT

Real Salt Lake's Josh Saunders (45) reacts as he has his left leg checked by a staff member after a collision while making a save on a ball in the first half an MLS soccer game against FC Dallas, Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Frisco, Texas. Saunders underwent ACL surgery on his left knee Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the season.

Tony Gutierrez, AP

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Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Josh Saunders will miss the remainder of the 2013 MLS season after undergoing successful ACL surgery on Tuesday.

Saunders, who will miss six months for recovery time, tore his left ACL during Real's 3-0 victory at FC Dallas on July 13.

Saunders joined RSL this offseason — after helping the L.A. Galaxy win MLS titles in 2011 and '12 — and had played in three MLS games in 2013, as well as three games during Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play.

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