Revs goalkeeper Matt Reis has quadriceps surgery

The Associated Press
New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis, back, clears the ball over Sporting KC forward Claudio Bieler (16) and defender Jose Goncalves (23) during the overtime of an MLS playoff soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Sporting KC defeated the New England Revolution with a two-match score of 4-3 to move into the Eastern Conference finals against Houston. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Revs goalkeeper Matt Reis has quadriceps surgery

New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis, back, clears the ball over Sporting KC forward Claudio Bieler (16) and defender Jose Goncalves (23) during the overtime of an MLS playoff soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Sporting KC defeated the New England Revolution with a two-match score of 4-3 to move into the Eastern Conference finals against Houston. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis is recovering from surgery on his left quadriceps.

The operation took place on Monday. The team said he will need five to seven months to rehabilitate the injury.

The 38-year-old Reis tore the tendon in the final minutes of the team's playoff game against Sporting Kansas City on Nov. 6. The Revolution lost 3-1 to drop the series 4-3 on aggregate goals.

Reis appeared in 12 regular-season matches this season, going 7-0-4 with a career-best 0.72 goals-against average. He is the first goalkeeper in MLS history to go undefeated after making 10 or more appearances in a season.

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