One day after announcing that Wade Barrett would not be offered the permanent head coaching job, Wilmer Cabrera is reportedly the next Houston Dynamo head coach. The Dynamo finished last in the Western Conference this season. Twenty game into 2016 head coach Owen Coyle left the team and Wade Barrett was made the interim head coach. The team made some on-field improvements under Barrett but were never able to climb out of last place.
Houston Dynamo hiring Wilmer Cabrera as head coach. Done deal, per multiple league sources. #mls #dynamo— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) October 27, 2016
CONFIRMED by MLS sources: The Dynamo will announce Wilmer Cabrera as their next head coach at a press conference on Friday.— Corey Roepken (@RipSports) October 27, 2016
Cabrera is currently the head coach for Rio Grande Valley FC and coached the team to second place in the Western Conference in their inaugural season. In 2014, Cabrera coached Chivas USA until they were dissolved at the end of the season. Prior to his head coaching gigs he was an assistant with the Colorado Rapids from 2012-2013. As a player he scored 92 goals while playing for eight different clubs over twenty years. He was also a member of Colombia’s National team from 1989 to 1998.