houston dash part ways with head coach sam laity prior to nwsl regular season's conclusion

The Houston Dash have made a change in their coaching staff as they have fired head coach Sam Laity with just four matches remaining in the NWSL regular season. The decision comes after a disappointing run for the team, which currently sits in last place in the league standings.

Laity took over as head coach of the Dash in January 2021, but has struggled to find success with the team. Under her leadership, the Dash have won just three matches out of 20 this season, with seven draws and ten losses. This poor performance ultimately led to the decision to relieve Laity of her coaching duties.

The announcement was made by Dash president John Walker, who expressed his gratitude towards Laity for her contributions to the team. However, he also emphasized the need for change in order to improve the team’s performance and achieve better results.

Walker stated that assistant coach Twila Kaufman will take over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Kaufman has been with the Dash since 2018 and has previously served as an assistant coach under former head coach James Clarkson.

The decision to make a coaching change at this stage of the season reflects the team’s desire to turn things around and finish the season on a positive note. With just four matches left, the Dash will be looking to end the season on a high and potentially climb up the league standings.

The Houston Dash are the reigning NWSL champions, having won the title in 2020. However, this season has been a challenging one for the team, with injuries and inconsistent performances hindering their progress.

The Dash will face tough competition in their remaining matches, including matches against top teams like the North Carolina Courage and the Portland Thorns. It remains to be seen how the coaching change will impact the team’s performance in these crucial matches.

Despite the disappointing season, the Dash still have talented players on their roster, including USWNT stars Kristie Mewis and Jane Campbell. The team will be looking to regroup under Kaufman’s guidance and finish the season with a strong showing.

The decision to fire Sam Laity as head coach of the Houston Dash may come as a surprise to some, but it reflects the team’s commitment to achieving better results. With just four matches left in the NWSL regular season, the Dash will be hoping that the coaching change will provide the spark needed to end the season on a positive note.

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