Main League Soccer on Monday mentioned it terminated the contract of CF Montreal midfielder Matko Miljevic for “participating in conduct detrimental to the league.”
In a one-sentence information launch, MLS added that the choice got here on the heels of an investigation for violation of the enjoying settlement.
Experiences final week in Canadian media claimed that the 22-year-old Miami-born participant had performed in a Quebec indoor beginner soccer league below an assumed identify and was subsequently banned for all times from mentioned league for punching one other participant within the face.
Enjoying in any league aside from MLS violates the usual participant contract.
On Thursday, Montreal supervisor Hernan Losada confirmed that the workforce was conscious of the allegations.
“We had been made conscious of the state of affairs, and there may be an open investigation into this matter,” Losada mentioned. “Matko is not going to be in coaching till every little thing is resolved. The individuals who must make selections will make them, nevertheless it’s not for me to offer my opinion whereas we’re in the course of an investigation.”
A product of the Boca Juniors academy, Miljevic was in his third season with the workforce, and was not receiving common enjoying time with simply 124 minutes in eight league appearances this season.
Miljevic made his MLS debut with Montreal in 2021 and appeared in 35 league matches (eight begins), contributing two objectives and two assists.
Montreal introduced in mid-February that Miljevic could be sidelined 8-12 weeks following surgical procedure to restore a torn meniscus in his left knee.