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Toronto FC fires coach Chris Armas after lopsided loss

Jul 3, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Toronto FC head coach Chris Armas gestures from the bench against D.C. United in the second half at Audi Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 3, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Toronto FC head coach Chris Armas gestures from the bench against D.C. United in the second half at Audi Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto FC fired first-year head coach Chris Armas on Sunday, one day after the team lost its sixth straight match with a 7-1 drubbing at the hands of D.C. United.

Toronto FC (1-2-8, 5 points) are 0-6-1 since posting a 2-0 victory over the Columbus Crew SC on May 12. They have yielded an MLS-worst 27 goals in 11 matches.

Team president Bill Manning and general manager Ali Curtis will hold a news conference Sunday at 4 p.m. ET, the club announced.

Armas, 48, was hired in January after head coach Greg Vanney joined the Los Angeles Galaxy following a seven-year stint with Toronto FC.

Armas previously served as the head coach of the New York Red Bulls for a little more than two years before being fired last September. He posted a 29-21-11 record with the Red Bulls and led the club to the Supporters’ Shield in 2018 and a pair of playoff appearances (2018, 2019).

Prior to coaching, Armas appeared in 264 matches for the Galaxy and Chicago Fire and also earned 66 caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team.

Toronto FC owned a 13-5-5 record (44 points, 1.91 points per game) last season to secure the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

–Field Level Media