Major League Soccer has suspended D.C. United player Mohanad Jeahze after he was arrested on Saturday on allegations of assault while in Stockholm.
The league and Swedish authorities will now conduct an investigation into the situation. D.C. United is aware of the launch of an internal probe, and vow to cooperate if needed.
“D.C. United were notified that defender Mohanad Jeahze was arrested Saturday on allegations of assault while in Sweden during an approved leave from the club,” the team said in a statement.
“D.C. United will remain in close contact with Major League Soccer, the MLS Players Association, and Swedish authorities during the investigation. No further comment will be made by the club or League at this time.”
Jeahze first joined the Eastern Conference team in December from Swedish top-flight side Hammarby IF. He managed two assists in six games under head coach Wayne Rooney before jetting off for the pre-approved trip.