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Garber softens suspensions for Parke and Conway
by Ridge Mahoney, March 11th, 2009 7AM
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[MLS] Jon Conway and Jeff Parke, who  tested positive for a banned substance and were suspended by MLS in October for 10 games, will be able to train with their teams once the MLS regular season begins next week.

Conway and Parke have served six games of the suspension and will be eligible to play after their teams have played four games of the 2009 season. Conway has not been able to train with New York in the preseason, though he's played in preseason games and traveled with the team on its recent trip to Argentina; Parke is out of contract and has yet to sign a new deal.

MLS commissioner Don Garber made the announcement regarding Parke and Conway after the MLS Players Union filed an appeal.  Under terms of the suspension, they had been prohibited from practicing with their teams and playing in any competitions.

Parke was selected by Seattle in the expansion draft but decided instead to let his contract expire and explore other options. The Sounders have offered him around the league in trade talks without success for the past two months.
Seattle plays its first MLS game March 19 against New York. Conway will be eligible to play for the Red Bulls when they face Real Salt Lake April 18 at the Meadowlands.



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