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DORAVILLE: Silverbacks dump coach
DORAVILLE: Silverbacks dump coach

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The Atlanta Silverbacks have "relieved" their head coach of duties.

Jose Manuel Abundis was let go after a disappointing 2011 season, according to a team statement. It was the Silverbacks' first season with the North American Soccer League. They ended it with a 4-20-4 record.

Assistant coach Alex Pineda Chacon has been promoted to head coach.

"Alex understands we have high expectations for him, and he is looking forward to getting to work, so he can produce results on the field right away," Silverbacks President Michael Oki said in a statement.

Chacon joined the coaching staff in 2007 after playing in Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and the United States.