Sheanon Williams' assault charge will not be pursed by prosecution in British Columbia, though the Vancouver Whitecaps defender still faces discipline from Major League Soccer.
Williams, 27, was arrested on Thursday after an alleged domestic incident. He entered MLS's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program and will be suspended until his SABH assessment is concluded.
Though the legal case has been stayed, the B.C. Prosecution Service will have one year to re-file charges.
David Villa scored his 50th and 51st career MLS goals to help New York City FC rally to beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 at a rain-soaked Yankee Stadium on Saturday.
Christian Roldan gave the Sounders the lead with a fine finish in the 40th minute, just as the rainfall began to make play difficult.
Passes along the ground soon became impossible as the ball stopped in puddles, but Villa still managed to take control and hit the crossbar in first-half stoppage time.
The former Spain striker then equalized...