Fifth MLS coach to be fired this season is Wilmer Cabrera.
According to a report from ESPN, Wilmer Cabrera has been sacked by the Huston Dynamo.
He joins FC Cincinnati’s Alan Koch, Colorado’s Anthony Hudson, New England’s Brad Friedel, and Real Salt Lake’s Mike Petke, on the list of managerial casualties.
In a statement, Dynamo Senior vice president and GM Matt Jordan said:
“We’d like to thank Wilmer for all of his hard work and dedication over the course of the last two and a half seasons with the Houston Dynamo.”
“Including last year’s U.S. Open Cup title. ”
“We wish him all the best moving forward.”
“At this time, we as a club believe the team will benefit from a fresh perspective as we enter the final third of our season and make a push to qualify for the playoffs.”
Cabrera’s record at the Dynamo was 32 wins, 39 defeats, and 22 ties.
Assistant coach Davy Arnaud will be the caretaker manager for the rest of the season.
Houston still has nine games left to play before the playoffs.
While they are six points behind state rivals Dallas in the race for 7th place. They still have a slim chance of making it to the playoffs.
Third-year assistant Arnaud has his work cut out for him in his first manager’s job.
If he leads them to the playoffs, he will give himself a great chance of getting the job on a full-time basis.
Arnaud knows the MLS. He has spent his entire career, both as a player and a coach in it.
He played for Kansas City, Montreal Impact and DC United. he played 368 games, scoring 54 goals and having 47 assists. and scored 47. He 2004 he was part of the Kansas team that won the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup.