NEW YORK (October 25, 2016) – Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson and defender Liam Ridgewell were arrested Monday evening for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Gleeson faces additional accusations of reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person. Each player will undergo an assessment by MLS’ Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health (“SABH”) Program doctors pursuant to the SABH Policy.
Gleeson and Ridgewell will not be eligible to participate in any competition until that assessment is complete, they are cleared for participation by the SABH Program doctors, and Major League Soccer completes its investigation. Major League Soccer will remain in close communication with the Portland Timbers, local law enforcement, and the MLS Players Union during this ongoing investigation.