DC United are losing patience with their coach
Days after suffering a fourth straight Major League Soccer (MLS) loss, DC United cut ties with head coach Hernan Losada on Wednesday.
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The 39-year-old Argentine had only been in charge since January 18, 2021. Under his reign, the men in black and red maintained a record of 16 wins, 19 losses and five draws. The former instructor from Beerschot, Belgium, could not worthily succeed Ben Olsen, who had been in office for a decade (2010 to 2020) before him.
“We would like to thank Hernan for his time at the club and the energy he brought, as well as his offensive philosophy, the forecheck and the style of play he instilled in our club,” said in a statement. communicated the president of soccer operations Dave Kasper.
After enjoying a strong training camp, the Washington-based team began their regular season by blanking weaklings Charlotte FC and FC Cincinnati. However, DC United has not tasted points in MLS since. He is last in the Eastern Conference with six points in as many games.
On Tuesday, the team found their way back to winning ways by beating Third Division side Flower City Union 3-0 in the third round of the US Cup.
Chad Ashton will take over for the second time in two years. The American has been an assistant coach with DC United since 2007.
“We believe in Chad’s ability to prepare for the next opponents and to manage players and strategies in game situations. […] His knowledge of the league will be a springboard to continue to improve our style of play and enable us to compete at a high level as we move forward to a successful season,” explained Kasper.
DC United will face off against the New England Revolution on Saturday.