John Hackworth has had the interim tag removed from his title, meaning he'll be the head coach of the Philadelphia Union for the foreseeable future. Hackworth took over for previous head coach Peter Nowak, who was fired on June 13. The Union have gone 5-6-2 under Hackworth after starting the season with a 2-7-2 record.
"It has been a very tough year on the pitch and clearly, we have a long way to go. But most importantly, the principal reason for making this move right now is because John has a plan to move our team forward and toward the upper reaches of Major League Soccer. That stability is important to our whole organization as we look to finish this season strongly and build again for the next."
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