MLS Colorado Rapids Suspends Max Alves For His Involvement in Unlawful Sports Gambling


The Colorado Rapids have suspended Brazilian midfielder Max Alves for his involvement in an unlawful sports gambling.

The Colorado Rapids took to their social media account to react to the incident, stating, “We are aware of the reports regarding a Colorado Rapids player in connection with unlawful sports gambling.”

“We take matters of this nature seriously and seek at all times to protect the integrity of the game.”

“The player has been removed from all team activities while MLS conducts an investigation into the matter.”

Alves was among the group of players under investigation after receiving an undisclosed payment from match fixers. Also, Alves tried to bring in former Houston Dynamo player Zeca into his criminal act.

According to the spreadsheet taken by the authorities, it was discovered that Alves received a total of $12,000 from the fixers.

Alves has not been charged for his unlawful sports gambling, as investigations are currently going on. However, the security authorities in the Brazilian Public Ministry had charged 16 people, including seven players in connection to the scandal.

Alves allegedly paid $9,000 to the referee to receive a yellow card in a match against the LA Galaxy in the 65th minute on September 18, 2022.

Max Alves

Max Alves Salary

The Brazilian is currently on a $293,000 salary after he joined Colorado Rapids from Flamengo in January 2022 for a sum of $1 million.

Max Alves Contract Details 

Max Alves

Alves joined Colorado Rapids from Flamengo in Brazil on a four year contract. The player joined on January 20, 2022 and he is expected to stay there untill July 2026. In addition, the MLS club are also ready to offer him extra year.

Max Alves Stats 

While the player was at Colorado Rapids, Alves scored two goals in 40 appearances. The player scored one goal in 15 appearances for Cuiaba. 

Max Alves

Alves scored one goal in 14 appearances for Flamengo before moving to the MLS. Max Alves haven’t made any single appearance at the country level.

Max Alves Personal Life

The player was born on May 12, 2001 and he is currently 21 years old. Alves was born in Juiz de Fora in Brazil and has a height of 1.75 m (5ft and 9in).

Max Alves

The Rapids attacker won the Campeonato Carioca with Flamengo in 2021. He weighs 75m.

What next for Colorado Rapids In the MLS?

After the team defeated La Galaxy by two goals to one, the Colorado Rapids side is set to welcome Philadelphia Union at home on May 14, 2023 at 2:30pm. 

 In 13 outings between the two clubs, Colorado Rapids had won four matches, drew six and lost three matches to the Philadelphia Union side.

In addition, the last outing between the two teams ended in Favour of Philadelphia Union who defeated Colorado by 6-0.


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