FC Dallas has fired head coach Steve Morrow, the club announced on Tuesday.
The decision comes just two days after FC Dallas suffered an embarrassing 5-1 defeat against the Los Angeles Galaxy at Pizza Hut Park, running the club’s winless streak to four straight (0-3-1) after starting the season 2-0-2.
Reports of dissention in the FC Dallas locker room began surfacing last week (which sources close to the team have downplayed) as the team’s struggles came to a boil against the Galaxy, which tore the Hoops to shreds in front of a sold-out crowd at Pizza Hut Park.
Morrow compiled a 15-17-8 record in a season and a quarter with FC Dallas.
Who will replace Morrow? Assistant coach Marco Feruzzi is purely a stand-in for this week but a replacement has to be on the way. Leading candidates include SMU head coach Schellas Hyndman and former Dallas Burn standout and U.S. Under-17 national team assistant coach Oscar Pareja. Red Bulls assistant coach Richie Williams was also in the running when Morrow was hired and should be on the short-list, assuming the Red Bulls give FC Dallas permission to speak to Williams.
As for Bruce Arena, don’t bet on that one. Arena in Texas would NOT work. He wants a job at a stable club with some experienced leadership in place. FC Dallas isn’t that club.
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