DC United forward Pontius has hamstring surgery

D.C. United forward Chris Pontius has undergone season-ending

surgery on his right hamstring.

United said Tuesday that Pontius will need about six months to

recover.

Pontius has been hampered by the hamstring all season. He played

in 17 MLS games this year and had two goals and one assist.

Pontius was the No. 7 overall pick by United in the 2009

draft.