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Gonzalo Pineda interviews for D.C. United head coaching job

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Sounders assistant is considered one of the top candidates.

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Even after the Seattle Sounders’ MLS Cup loss, Gonzalo Pineda continues to be among the finalists for the D.C. United head coaching position. Pineda interviewed for the position as recently as Wednesday, according to a report in the Washington Post that also had an anonymous official calling him a “serious candidate.”

Former New York Red Bulls coach Chris Armas and former United States women’s national team coach Jill Ellis are also apparently still be considered.

Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer said he was supportive of his assistants going through the process, but still hopes to have them all back.

“I would love for them to be around a couple more years,” Schmetzer said. “That would be helpful. Part of the culture of our club is they feel comfortable and feel OK if opportunities come up, we want them to pursue those. Whatever happens with Gonzo in D.C. United we always wish them success.”