Police say FC Dallas' Douglas Quinn assaulted Elizabeth Quinn after an argument in their Manhattan hotel room on Saturday.
A criminal complaint says Douglas Quinn punched his wife in the face repeatedly. It says he put a pillow over her head and applied pressure so she couldn't breathe.
Quinn was arraigned in Manhattan criminal court and was released on $20,000 bail. He's due back in court Thursday.
His lawyer, Alan Futerfas (FYOO'-ter-fahs), says "there is often another side to the story, and there certainly is one here." The lawyer says he looks forward to meeting with the district attorney's office.
Dallas finished sixth in the Western Conference and missed the playoffs.