FC Cincinnati defender Matt Miazga's suspension reduced

Matt Miazga - FC Cincinnati

UPDATE (Feb. 23, 2024) – Major League Soccer announced today that FC Cincinnati center back Matt Miazga’s three-game suspension will be reduced by one game following a successful petition based on his continued commitment and compliance with a recommended treatment program overseen by MLS’ Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health (SABH) Program.

The 2023 MLS Defender of the Year served the first of his original three-game suspension against the Columbus Crew on Dec. 2, 2023, and will serve the second and now final game on Feb. 25, 2024 against Toronto FC. He will be eligible to return to play when FC Cincinnati face Chicago Fire FC on March 2, 2024.

ORIGINAL (Nov. 29, 2023) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended FC Cincinnati defender Matt Miazga for three matches and issued an undisclosed fine for his misconduct following FC Cincinnati’s match against the New York Red Bulls on November 4.

Additionally, Miazga will undergo a behavioral assessment through the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health (SABH) Program and may petition for a reduction in suspension based on continued commitment and compliance with any recommended treatment programs.

The suspension will be served during the remainder of FC Cincinnati’s games during the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs, with any remaining suspension served during the 2024 MLS regular season.