Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Dynamo are expected to appoint RGVFC Toros head coach Wilmer Cabrera as their new skipper on Friday sources told SportsRadio 610 on Thursday.
The former Chivas USA and U.S. under 17-coach will replace interim coach Wade Barrett who took over when Owen Coyle and the team parted ways in late May. It was revealed that Barrett wouldn’t take over as the full-time head coach on Wednesday. The lifetime member of the Dynamo team as a player and coach since the team moved from San Jose in 2006 Barrett took the Dynamo with a 4-7-11 record in his 22 games at the helm.
Cabrera was hired in December of 2015 to run the USL affiliate to the Dynamo, leading the Toros to a 14-7-9 record and a second-place finish in the Western Conference.
Barrett’s outing as the head coach did come as a positive move to at least one Dynamo player. Veteran forward Will Bruin took to twitter to voice his displeasure.
“We need an experienced coach and we need to change,” Dynamo President Chris Canetti told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday. “The status quo isn’t going to work. We feel like we need to infuse new thoughts, new ideas and new energy to take us to where we need to be.”
Cabrera played 20 years professionally in Colombia, Argentia, Costa Rica and the U.S.