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Orlando City SC Statement Regarding Midfielder Will Johnson

The following includes statements from both Major League Soccer and Orlando City SC regarding the arrest of midfielder Will Johnson on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Statement from Major League Soccer:

Orlando City SC midfielder Will Johnson was arrested Wednesday and charged with misdemeanor battery in connection with an alleged domestic incident. Johnson has been suspended pending investigations by MLS and the Orlando Police Department. Major League Soccer will remain in close communication with Orlando City SC, local law enforcement, and the MLS Players Union during this investigation.

MLS will not have further comment on this matter until the conclusion of the League’s investigation.

Statement from Orlando City SC:

Orlando City SC midfielder Will Johnson was arrested early Wednesday morning in connection with an alleged domestic dispute.  

We are working closely with MLS and local authorities through this matter and fully support the League's decision to suspend the player pending further investigation. 

The Club will not provide further comment until the investigation into this alleged incident is complete. 


UPDATE: June 10, 2020 - Major League Soccer announced it will restart the 2020 season with all 26 MLS clubs competing in the MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida beginning July 8. Upon completion of the tournament, MLS plans to continue its regular season with a revised schedule in home markets. The revised schedule may see certain matches from the original 2020 MLS regular season schedule being cancelled or rescheduled. The final number of matches and the schedule for the remainder of the 2020 MLS regular season and related ticket policies will be announced in the coming weeks.