MLS suspends Houston's Tyler Deric following arrest, misdemeanor charge

Tyler Deric - Houston Dynamo - September 9, 2017

Major League Soccer on Wednesday suspended Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric, who was arrested on Tuesday morning Oct. 31 and charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with an alleged domestic incident.

The player was suspended pending investigations by MLS and the Houston Police Department. According to a league statement, "Major League Soccer will remain in close communication with the Houston Dynamo, local law enforcement, and the MLS Players Union during this investigation."

The club also issued a statement on Wednesday stating: "We take these matters very seriously and are working closely with Major League Soccer and local authorities. We support the league's decision to suspend the player pending further investigation."

Both the league and club made it clear they will not issue further comment on the matter until the conclusion of the investigation.

The 29-year-old Deric has played in MLS since signing with the Dynamo as a Homegrown Player in 2009. He was the starting goalkeeper for the Dynamo in their 0-0 draw against the Portland Timbers in Monday night's Western Conference Semifinal first leg at BBVA Compass Stadium.