Fernando Clavijo is on the mend. After battling cancer for more than two years, the U.S. Soccer mainstay shared encouraging news on Twitter: his cancer is in remission.
After almost 2 yrs of treatment, today I am in FULL REMISSION! Thank those who prayed for me through the process. God is great! #TeamClavijo— Fernando Clavijo (@fclavijo) January 21, 2016
During the summer of 2014, Clavijo's son announced that his father had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood disorder similar to lymphoma or leukemia. But after two years of lengthy treatment, doctors declared that Clavijo's cancer was officially in remission.
Born in Uruguay, Clavijo immigrated to the United States in 1979 and made his first appearance for the U.S. Men's National Team 11 years later. His 61 international caps included a stint with the 1994 World Cup team.
In 2000, Clavijo left his post as an assistant with New York/New Jersey MetroStars and joined the Revolution as the club's head coach. He led the team from 2000-2002, amassing a 20-27-12 record. Clavijo later held head coaching positions with the Haiti Men's National Team, Colorado Rapids and Miami FC.
In 2005, Claivjo was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Congratulations, Fernando. From all of us at The Bent Musket, we wish you good health as your journey continues.