MLS boots former USYNT player from CF Montreal for 'conduct detrimental to the league'

MLS announced that, following an investigation, it has terminated the contract of 22-year-old CF Montreal midfielder Matko Miljevic for "engaging in conduct detrimental to the league and violating his Standard Player Agreement."

Media reports allege that Miljevic, while under contract with CF Montreal, played in a Quebec indoor amateur league under a fake name and was banned for life by the league for punching an opponent.

Miljevic was born in Miami to Argentine parents, who returned to Argentina when he was a child.

He joined the U.S. U-16 national team in 2017 on trips to Argentina and France while in Argentinos Juniors' youth program, and was also called into Argentine youth national team camps. In January of 2020, he started for the U.S. U-20s in a 2-0 win over Mexico.

In 2019 at age 17, he debuted for Argentinos Juniors as a late sub against San Lorenzo in the Copa de Superliga. After 15 appearances in all competitions for Argentinos Juniors through 2020, Miljevic joined CF Montreal in 2021.

In three MLS seasons he made 35 appearances, starting eight games, scoring and assisting twice. He saw 128 minutes of action in eight games off the bench this season.

2 comments about "MLS boots former USYNT player from CF Montreal for 'conduct detrimental to the league'".
  1. humble 1, September 19, 2023 at 2:09 p.m.

    dot on the drawing that shows - smart successful people - who have many gifts - can still do - stupid stuff.  Thousands of kids would love to be with an MLS contract - and in his shoes - with an opportunity.  One gifted person took this opportunity and p*ssed it away.  Lesson for all.   

  2. Grant Goodwin, September 21, 2023 at 9:58 a.m.

    It sucks for him, but apparently he just wanted to get out on the field and play...which is why he played in the amateur league.  Too bad he got in a fight and got banned from that league.  I admire the passion, and hopefully he can get on somewhere else.

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