D.C. MLS has suspended United’s Mohanad Ziaz after he was arrested in Stockholm on Saturday on two counts of assault. Jeahze, the platoon’s starting left back, is on special leave in his native Sweden while recovering from a quadriceps injury. He has not been charged but will remain under guardianship until May 8 while the investigation continues, said Senior Public Prosecutor Susan Ohbom.
Ohbom declined to divulge details of the case. Court records indicate Jeez was arrested in December and Saturday on charges related to the same complainant. According to records, he is in custody because “the suspect is at risk of execution or disciplinary action,” suppressing evidence and “continuing his deadly conditioning.”
“Jese is suspended pending an investigation by Major League Soccer and Swedish officials,” MLS said in a statement. MLS will be in close contact with D.C. United, the MLS Players Association, and the Swedish authorities.” The league and United aren’t paying more attention, MLS said. Earlier, United said in a statement that they were concerned about the situation and that Jeahze had been cleared to travel to Sweden late last week after he aggravated a leg injury against CF Montreal on April 15.
Jeahze’s agent Blash Hosseini did not respond. Request for comment. Jeahze, 26, arrived in Washington this season after United paid around $750,000 in a transfer to Swedish club Hammarby. He is under contract through the 2025 season with a club option for 2026. He spent his first seven pro seasons in the Swedish league. Jeahze appeared in six D.C. matches; He made five goals and recorded two assists. His quadriceps injury is likely to sideline him for at least three weeks.
With Jeahze out for three games this spring, United has used compatriot Jacob Green or specialist Pedro Santos. In Saturday’s 3-1 drubbing at Orlando City, coach Wayne Rooney decided to play without a true left-back and used Santos as the right-back. Jeahze has been a member of the Iraqi public platoon since 2021 and has started three World Cup qualifiers.