Written by Patrick Echatah
According to a statement released by Major League Soccer on Monday, Matko Miljevic of CF Montreal had his contract terminated for “engaging in conduct detrimental to the league.”
MLS stated in a one-sentence news statement that the choice was made shortly after a playing agreement infraction was under investigation.
The 22-year-old Miami-born player was reportedly banned for life from the Quebec indoor amateur soccer league after hitting another player in the face, according to reports published last week in Canadian media.
The usual player contract prohibits participation in any league than the Major League Soccer. Hernan Losada, the manager of Montreal, said on Thursday that the squad was aware of the accusations.
“We were made aware of the situation, and there is an open investigation into this matter,” Losada said. “Matko will not be in training until everything is resolved. The people who need to make decisions will make them, but it’s not for me to give my opinion while we’re in the middle of an investigation.”
With Montreal, Miljevic made his MLS debut in 2021. He participated in 35 league games (eight starts), scoring two goals and dishing out two assists.
John Herdman has been officially named the new coach of MLS based club Toronto FC. Starting on October 1st, the 48-year-old will take over as Toronto FC’s next head coach in the MLS.
Herdman became the coach of Canada in January 2018 before leading the North American giants to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, their first appearance in 36 years.
“I’m keen to start this new opportunity with Toronto FC,” he said. “It’s the right time for a new challenge.” Toronto fired former head coach Bob Bradley in June and are currently towards the bottom of the MLS standings.
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