Jun 10, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT
Hemorrhaging goals and failing to find wins has cost John Hackworth his job, as the Philadelphia Union parted ways with their head coach on Tuesday.
The Union splashed the cash to bring Maurice Edu to town this offseason, but have failed to find form. The club even swapped high-profile forward Jack McInerney for Montreal’s Andrew Wenger, but with personnel moves not working, the club got rid of its manager.
Assistant coach Jim Curtin will run the team with an interim tag next to his name.
“We are a very ambitious club and although we are just in our fifth season we expect to win and be in the top tier of MLS,” Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz said in a club statement.
“Today we will begin a serious global search for a team manager who will help guide us to our goal of competing to win the MLS Cup. Philadelphia is a major market and we expect that there will be significant interest from a wide variety of qualified candidates to become Philadelphia Union’s team manager.”
The Union gave up 12 goals over their last four games, and its points-per-game is among the worst in MLS. Hackworth’s record with Philadelphia is completed at 23W-30L-20T.
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