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Sporting KC loses star midfielder Felipe Gutierrez for 2-3 months

Felipe Gutierrez's goal inside three minutes proved decisive as Sporting Kansas City held off D.C. United at home.

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Felipe Gutierrez will miss the next two to three months after having sports hernia surgery on Tuesday.

Gutierrez, 27, signed with Sporting KC as a designated player in February and scored five goals in his first five MLS games. He was named the league's Player of the Month in March. 

But since picking up an injury against D.C. United on March 31, the Chile international has only made one substitute appearance.

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Sporting Kansas City signs Chile's Felipe Gutierrez as DP

Felipe Gutierrez has been a mainstay in the Chile lineup for the past four years.

Sporting Kansas City completed the signing of Chile midfielder Felipe Gutierrez as a designated player on Tuesday.

Gutierrez, 27, signed a three-year contract with a club option for the 2021 season. He moves to Sporting KC from La Liga side Real Betis, though he has spent most of the last year on loan with Internacional in Brazil.

"Felipe has a tremendous amount of experience playing in very difficult environments in top-level competitions," Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes said in a statement....