DC United has announced today that Tom Soehn has removed his name from consideration for the team’s manager. The team was told this morning that Soehn was out and the search for a new manager would start.
“Tommy has done an outstanding job at D.C. United, first as an assistant and then as our head coach,” said United President and CEO Kevin Payne. “Over the past three seasons, Tommy has faced greater challenges than any other Major League Soccer coach. His record in all competitions this season was outstanding and he should not be judged on the basis of missing the MLS Cup Playoffs. Tommy is a fine young coach and I know we will face him in the future in MLS play. I wish him all of the luck in the world.”
Most felt this was a change that was going to come down sooner rather than later by DC this fall. I would imagine the list of coaches that DC is looking at is pretty deep including former United midfielder and current interim manager at New York, Richie Williams.
With Soehn gone he goes on the list of coaches that were canned or quit this year in Major League Soccer. Soehn joins the company of John Carver, Chris Cummins, Juan Carlos Osorio and Curt Onalfo.