TORONTO – Toronto FC sacked coach Chris Armas on Sunday after their 7-1 win over DC United, the club’s sixth straight loss.
With the first-year manager, Toronto (1-8-2) has failed to win seven games and is last in the 27-team league.
Toronto is in the midst of its second worst start to the season. It was only in 2012 that there was a worse sign, when the club lost its first nine matches and reached five points until Round 13 (1-10-2).
Toronto faced several problems this year, after the club had to try to get back in matches.
The team allowed goals in the second and eighth minutes of the game against DC United on Saturday, bringing it to eight goals allowed in the first 15 minutes of the match, the worst mark in the league. The team is 0-7-1 when its first goal is conceded.
Toronto is the last in the league, conceding 2.45 goals per game.
The team had to move to the United States for the second consecutive season due to travel restrictions due to the pandemic.
Armas, 48, was appointed Jan. 13 as Toronto’s 10th coach.
As an elite quarterback, Armas spent 12 years in the MLS – two with the LA Galaxy and 10 with the Chicago Fire. In 1998 Fire helped the expansion team win the MLS Cup and US Open Cup. He reached the Ansar Shield in 2003 and three more in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup with Chicago (2000, 2003, 2006).