It's a question that a lot of Wizards' fans have been asking lately. Is Coach Onalfo's seat getting hot with the current slump the Wizards are in? Kansas City has not won a game since their 3-1 win over New England back on June 13th (the open cup win is officially a draw). That's over a month that KC has gone without a win. Taking out the Wizards 3 goals against Minnesota, the Wizards have only scored 2 goals in that time frame, one an own goal and one a Claudio Lopez free kick. Since May started, the Wizards have only won 2 games, a span of 14 games. While the team had a busy stretch in parts of June and July, that's still a pathetic number of wins for KC. Two wins in almost 3 months of play is going to get you no where in any league, including the parity driven MLS.
So is Onalfo's seat hot? It probably should be, I mean look at the results. That's a poor performance for any team to have. The good news is that even with this poor run of form, the Wizards are surprisingly not out of the race to make the playoffs. After last night's results, the Wizards are 8 points out of first place with a game in hand, and 7 points out of second with 2 games in hand on DC. So winning those two games in hand would put KC back in the race. Such is MLS and it's parity, even with this poor run of form KC is not out of it.
In the end, Onalfo is likely feeling some pressure with the lack of results lately and I'm sure his seat is getting a little hot, but no where near hot enough for him to be concerned about losing his job during the course of the current season. Onalfo's past performance on taking the Wizards to the playoffs in his first two years (no matter what you think about how they got in the previous two seasons) has probably bought him at least 1 seasons grace should the Wizards miss the playoffs this year.