PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 10: Assistant coach John Hackworth of the Philadelphia Union yells from the sideline during the game against D.C. United on April 10, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Head coach Peter Nowak was absent for the game. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Union have parted ways with head coach Peter Nowak and assistant coach John Hackworth will take over on an interim basis, the team announced during a press conference on Wednesday.
"I made the decision to do that. Peter is a terrific coach and has incredible sideline instincts, probably one of the best I've ever seen. But over a period of time we determined that we were no longer on the same page between ownership and Peter's philosophy managing the team," said CEO Nick Sakiewicz during the press conference.
The Union are currently ninth out of 10 teams in the Eastern Conference, having managed just two wins during their first 11 games this season. Philadelphia has eight points for the season, better only than Toronto FC in the MLS standings.
It was just a friendly, but the Union lost to their USL affiliate, the Harrisburg City Islanders, 3-2 on Tuesday night.
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