DC United defender Marc Burch has toe surgery

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- D.C. United defender Marc Burch has undergone surgery to repair an arthritic big toe condition in his right foot.

United said Wednesday that Burch is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2012 MLS season.

Burch played in 17 matches, including 11 starts, this year. He had one goal and one assist.