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D.C. United Dominate, Toronto FC Fires Manager

After a 7-1 drubbing by D.C. United, Toronto fires head coach Chris Armas amid club’s struggles.

D.C. United got off to a fast start on Saturday then cranked it up even more in the second half. They scored two goals in the first eight minutes, with Kevin Paredes tallying his first goal in the second minute and Nigel Robertha scoring in the eighth minute.

DC United also got an own goal from Toronto FC midfielder Ralph Priso-Mbongue in the 21st minute, then goals by Paul Arriola, Ola Kamara, Yamil Asad and Griffin Yow came in the second half. D.C. United’s seven goals were the most the team has ever had in an MLS match.

Meanwhile, Toronto FC lost its sixth straight game. Armas, 48, was hired in January after head coach Greg Vanney joined the LA Galaxy following a seven-year stint with Toronto FC.

Armas previously served as the head coach of the New York Red Bulls before being fired last September. He posted a 29-21-11 record with the Red Bulls and led the club to the Supporters’ Shield in 2018 and a pair of playoff appearances in 2018 and 2019.

Toronto FC (1-2-8, 5 points) are 0-6-1 since posting a 2-0 victory over the Columbus Crew SC on May 12. Toronto FC owned a 13-5-5 record (44 points, 1.91 points per game) last season to secure the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

Armas’ assistant Javier Perez will oversee Toronto’s next match when it plays the New England Revolution on Wednesday.

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