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FC Dallas G Gonzalez suspended amid abuse claims

Field Level Media
07 Jun 2020, 02:19 GMT+10

FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez was suspended by Major League Soccer amid allegations of domestic abuse made to the Frisco (Texas) Police Department.

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

Gonzalez will not be eligible to participate in any team activity until his assessment by Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health doctors is complete.

"Earlier this week, we learned of allegations involving goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez," FC Dallas said in a statement on Friday. "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."

Gonzalez, 25, has been a fixture in net since becoming the full-time starter in 2017. He owns a 43-32-26 record in 101 career starts with FC Dallas.

Gonzalez sported a 13-11-8 mark in 32 starts last season. He was in goal for each of FC Dallas' two matches prior to the league's shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

--Field Level Media

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