Dynamo fire coach Wilmer Cabrera after 2½ seasons

The Associated Press
Houston Dynamo head coach Wilmer Cabrera during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Dynamo fire coach Wilmer Cabrera after 2½ seasons

Houston Dynamo head coach Wilmer Cabrera during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Dynamo say they have fired coach Wilmer Cabrera after 2+ seasons.

Assistant coach Davy Arnaud on Tuesday was named interim coach for the remainder of the season.

The Dynamo are 9-13-3, good for ninth place in the MLS Western Conference.

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Houston opened the season 7-2-2, the best start in team history. In their last 14 MLS games, the Dynamo are 2-11-1. In all matches, they are 3-12-2 since their fast start.

In a statement, Dynamo general manager Matt Jordan thanked Cabrera for his hard work and dedication and said the team would benefit from a ''fresh perspective'' as it makes a push to qualify for the playoffs.

Cabrera was the third head coach in club history and had a 32-39-22 record in the MLS regular season since taking over before the 2017 season. He led the Dynamo to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championship last year.

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