MLS has announced that FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez has been suspended following alleged domestic abuse incidents. The league is investigating the charges following a recent report to the Frisco Police Department. While these investigations are ongoing, Gonzalez will undergo a physical assessment and will be unable to join FC Dallas for any team activity. Although those investigations are underway, Gonzalez will undergo a physical examination and will be unable to join FC Dallas for any team operation.
“FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez has been suspended by Major League Soccer following a report to the Frisco Police Department alleging domestic abuse incidents. 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.MLS will have no further comment on this matter until the League’s investigation is concluded,” the league said in a statement.
FC Dallas started its own, saying the club will work cooperatively with MLS as the process plays out.
“We heard about allegations surrounding goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez earlier this week,” read the email from FC Dallas.
Having signed his first professional contract as a homegrown player in 2015, Gonzalez has been with FC Dallas since 2011.
The 25-year-old goalkeeper, having started a total of 101 regular season matches during his career, has been a fixture in net since becoming the full-time starter in 2017.
Gonzalez, who started 32 matches last season, had two matches in goal for each of FC Dallas before the league shut down due to coronavirus.
MLS has recently accepted a proposal to allow teams to return to full training with one eye on a forthcoming tournament in Orlando.