Austin FC was notified today by Major League Soccer that following the conclusion of their investigation into possible off-field misconduct, midfielder Cecilio Domínguez has been reinstated in accordance with MLS’s protocols and Collective Bargaining Agreement. Domínguez was suspended last month after Austin FC initiated a League and a law enforcement investigation into a report of a domestic dispute with his partner. With the police and League investigation concluded, Domínguez is now eligible to return to team activities subject to his participation in League-mandated counseling.
In addition, family counseling services and resources will be made available in collaboration with MLS’s Substance and Behavioral Health program. Domínguez has missed five games during the pendency of the League’s investigation. Austin FC wishes to thank Austin Police Department and Major League Soccer for their investigations, recommendations, and steadfast commitment to protecting the safety and rights of all parties involved.