FC Dallas fire Nico Estévez: How many MLS coaches have been fired this year?

FC Dallas announced on Sunday that it has parted ways with its head coach Nico Estevez. The Spaniard becomes the third coach in the American Football League to lose his job in several weeks, due to poor performance in the first half of the season.

“It's always a tough decision to part ways with your head coach. A great deal of thought and deliberation has gone into this move as it is still early in the season. “We believe that changing the coach is in the best interest of the club,” Dallas FC President Dan Hunt said in a statement.

A statement from Dallas confirmed that the assistant coach Peter Loshin will take charge of the team On a temporary basis until a permanent replacement for Estevez is found.

How many coaches have been fired from the American League?

We're now halfway through the Major League Soccer regular season, and the league's schedule is taking on a very special shape. Clubs like Real Salt Lake and FC Cincinnati are leading the pace in the race for the Supporters' Shield but we've seen some very ambitious clubs flounder at the wrong end of the table.

Dallas sacked Estevez after a poor start to the season, with the club breaking their transfer record to bring in Croatian striker Petar Musa. Estevez leaves after two and a half years with the club, but he was not the first coach to be sacked this season.

He was the first to go Nashville SC Who took the bold step of dismissing the only coach in their history. Gary Smith He led the team in its inaugural Major League Soccer campaign in 2020, but in May, with the team slipping to 10th place in the Eastern Conference, he was sacked.

last week Atlanta United Coach Gonzalo Pineda He was the next to be fired after leading the ambitious team to a 13th-place finish in the East. Pineda took charge of Atlanta three years ago, but the team declined under his leadership in 2024.

the stranger, None of the three MLS teams that fired their head coaches were able to find a replacement. In Dallas' case, that's understandable, but it's been roughly four weeks since Smith left Nashville. As Minnesota United proved with their long pursuit of Eric Ramsey, sometimes it's better to wait for the right choice. But with the MLS season still flowing, the team will be keen to hire a permanent coach as soon as possible.


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