Houston Dynamo Part Ways with Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera

Wilmer Cabrera. Photo by Maria Lysaker/CSM/Shutterstock

Houston Dynamo announced on Tuesday that they had parted ways with their head coach Wilmer Cabrera. This comes after Dynamo lost seven out of their past eight games.

Dynamo’s general manager Matt Jordan also confirmed that assistant coach Davy Arnaud will take over the team on an interim basis until the end of 2019 MLS season.

“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,” – said Jordan in a statement. “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.”

Dynamo is currently sitting on the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference, and are six points behind the playoff spot.

Wilmer Cabrera took over Houston Dynamo in 2017, and had early success, leading the team to a playoff appearance in his first year. He followed that up with U.S. Open Cup in 2018.

Cabrera leaves Houston with 32-39-22 head coaching record.