MLS investigates after CF Montreal player is banned from amateur league – Montreal

Major League Soccer is investigating the conduct of CF Montreal attacking midfielder Matko Miljevic after he was banned for life from a Quebec amateur soccer league.

Several Quebec sports media reported Wednesday that Miljevic had been suspended by the Quebec Calcetto Soccer League for hitting another player in the face following a heated exchange.

The 22-year-old Argentine player allegedly used a false name to play three matches in the amateur indoor league, in violation of his MLS contract.

“We have been informed of the situation and an investigation is underway into this matter. Matko will not be in training until everything is resolved,” Montreal head coach Hernan Losada said Thursday.

“The people who have to make decisions will make them, but it is not up to me to give my opinion while we are in the middle of an investigation.”

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Miljevic, who earns more than US$500,000 this season, has struggled to break into CF Montreal’s starting lineup. He has one a*sist in 184 minutes of play.

Montreal’s next game will take place on Saturday against the Chicago Fire at Stade Saputo.

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