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Houston Dynamo and Wilmer Cabrera Part Ways

Houston Dynamo's BBVA Compass Stadium field image | Photo by Houston Dynamo | August 17, 2019

The Houston Dynamo have decided to move on from their coach, Wilmer Cabrera. The Dynamo which won the U.S. Open cup last year under Cabrera, never seemed to find its groove on the field. Despite Houston getting off to its hottest start in club history with a record of 7-2-2, the team plummeted and achieved a record of 2-11-1 in 14 league games.

The biggest criticism of Cabrera was a lack of playing style with a variety of talented attacking players.
Wilmer Cabrera leaves the club with an overall record of 32-39-22. His greatest accomplishment at the club, was defeating Carlos Vela and the LAFC.

In a statement released by the club:

“We’d like to thank Wilmer for all of his hard work and dedication over the course of the last two and half season with the Houston Dynamo, including last year’s U.S. Open Cup title. We wish him all the best moving forward,” said Dynamo Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan. “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.”

His assistant and former MLS player, Davey Arnaud will be the interim head coach to finish out the season. He has been on the coaching staff as an assistant the last three seasons.

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo attackers Christian Ramirez and Mauro Manotas celebrating a goal | Photo by Houston Dynamo | August 17, 2019

The Dynamo, currently sit in 9th place in the Western Conference, will need to improve play and close out the season in winning fashion. The team has the offensive talent to get into the playoffs with an attack now composed of Ellis, Manotas, Quioto, Martinez, and now new acquisition Christian Ramirez from LAFC.

The question is, Will Arnaud take the Dynamo to that next level with that talent on the field?

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