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FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez suspended by MLS following allegations of domestic abuse

Major League Soccer announced Friday that it had suspended FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, following a report to the Frisco Police Department alleging incidents of domestic abuse.

MLS is conducting an independent investigation into the matter and will remain in close communication with FC Dallas, local law enforcement and the MLS Players Association throughout the process.

Gonzalez proactively submitted to, and is currently undergoing, an assessment by Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health (SABH) doctors. Gonzalez will not be eligible to participate in any team activity until the assessment is complete, he is cleared for participation by the SABH Program doctors and Major League Soccer completes its investigation.

FC Dallas released the following statement on the allegations:

Earlier this week, we learned of allegations involving goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez.

FC Dallas takes these matters extremely seriously and fully supports the league’s swift action to suspend the player while an investigation takes place. We continue to work closely with Major League Soccer regarding this. 

As this is an ongoing investigation, FC Dallas will not have further comment at this time.  

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