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Boyds, MD (August 21, 2018) – The Washington Spirit has parted ways with head coach and general manager Jim Gabarra, effective immediately.
Assistant coach Tom Torres has been selected to serve as interim head coach for Washington’s final three games of the 2018 NWSL season. President Chris Hummer has been appointed general manager.
“Jim has put as much of his heart and soul into women’s soccer, this league and this team as anyone,” said Spirit owner Bill Lynch. “He is a great professional with exceptional character and we can’t thank him enough for his efforts and wish him the best of luck.”
The club will conduct a search for a new head coach at the conclusion of the season.
Washington will finish its 6th NWSL campaign with three straight home games, starting on Wednesday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex against Utah Royals FC (7:30 p.m. ET).
The Spirit will host Portland Thorns FC at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, August 25 in the NWSL Game of the Week on ESPNEWS (8 p.m. ET).
Washington’s season finale will be played on Saturday, September 1 at the Maryland SoccerPlex against Sky Blue FC (7 p.m. ET).