Prosecutors won’t charge Will Johnson, midfielder cleared to play for Orlando City

Will Johnson has been cleared to play for Orlando City after prosecutors decided not to pursue domestic violence charges against the Canadian midfielder.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Will Johnson has been cleared to play for Orlando City after prosecutors decided not to pursue domestic violence charges against the Canadian midfielder.

Major League Soccer said Friday that Johnson reached a verbal agreement with the state to enter a yearlong diversion program that includes a 26-week domestic violence program.

Johnson has already served a five-game suspension. He returned to training Monday.

Johnson was arrested and charged with domestic battery Sept. 6.

Orlando City holes the Columbus Crew on Sunday night.