Around MLS: FC Dallas drops starting goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez

The contract of FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez has been mutually terminated.

The move comes two months after MLS suspended Gonzalez following a report made to the Frisco Police Department alleging incidents of domestic abuse.

In a statement issued in June, MLS said Gonzalez was undergoing an assessment by Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health doctors, and the league was conducting an independent investigation of the matter.

Gonzalez signed a Homegrown contract with FC Dallas when he was 17. He was its No. 1 keeper since 2017 with 101 career starts. He signed a new four-year contract with the club in January.

He started his international career at the youth level with Mexico but filed a switch of association to play for the USA in 2017.

Gil undergoes surgery. The New England Revolution will likely be without 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year Carles Gil for the rest of the season after the 27-year-old Spaniard underwent successful surgery to debride his left Achilles tendon on Tuesday.

Gil, a 2019 MLS Best XI selection, has an anticipated recovery period of 3-5 months. He started all 34 games in 2019 and the first two games in 2020. He did not play at the MLS is Back Tournament.

1 comment about "Around MLS: FC Dallas drops starting goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez".
  1. R2 Dad, August 7, 2020 at 3:04 p.m.

    This situation with JG won't have a happy ending. If the contract was held by FC Dallas, he could move to another MLS club. But because it's an MLS contract, now he has to go abroad. If he wants to go to Mexico, will they accept him because of the previous switch? If not, were does he go? Considering he is one of the top 5 keepers for the US, I hope he resolves this quickly so as not to further disrupt his development. Maybe Spain? The paperwork can get quite problematic.

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