MLS terminate the contract of Montreal midfielder Matko Miljevic amid claims he played under a fake name and was banned for punching an opponent in the face

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  • Miljevic has contract terminated
  • Faces fake name and punch allegations
  • MLS decided midfielder violated agreement

WHAT HAPPENED? MLS released a statement on Monday saying it had terminated Miljevic's contract for "engaging in conduct detrimental to the league." The 22-year-old was investigated for violating his playing agreement with Montreal.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Last week Canadian media reports claimed that Mijlevic had been playing in a Quebec indoor amateur soccer league under a fake name. He was allegedly banned for life from the league for punching another player in the face.

WHAT NEXT FOR MIJLEVIC?: Mijlevic - who began his career at Argentinos Juniors in Argentina and joined Montreal in 2021 - awaits the outcome of the investigation. In the meantime he could join a club outside MLS as a free agent.

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