DC United fires head coach Hernán Losada

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DC United has fired head coach Hernán Losada. Losada’s assistant, Chad Ashton, will take over as manager on an interim basis, the club said.

DC United have lost four straight league games, including a disastrous home defeat against Austin FC on Saturday in which the team conceded three goals in the last 10 minutes to lose 3-2. United bounced back last night with a 3-0 win over NISA’s Flower City Union in the US Open Cup Lamar Hunt.

A member of DC’s coaching staff since 2007, Ashton oversaw United on an interim basis after Losada’s predecessor, Ben Olsen, was sacked during the 2020 season.

Losada, who was United’s first new non-caretaker manager in a decade, arrived last January to much fanfare after a lengthy manager search, promising to rejuvenate United’s attack and install a forward-thinking system. His fit-first mentality and high-pressure tactics were an adjustment for United’s players, some of whom struggled to adjust to the increased workload.

Before his time at United, Losada, a former player, coached Beerschot AC of the Belgian top division.

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