The Washington Spirit , which has not won in three months and scored once in the past 11 matches, fired Jim Gabarra as its coach and general manager Tuesday. Since coming within a minute of winning the 2016 National Women's Soccer League title, the Spirit has a 7-30-8 record with a minus-31 goal differential. This year, Washington is 2-15-4 with an eight-game losing streak and 12-game winless run. The only victories have come against winless Sky Blue FC and an Orlando team missing superstars Alex Morgan and Marta. Assistant Tom Torres will serve as the interim coach for the final three games, starting Wednesday against the Utah Royals at Maryland SoccerPlex. The team said it will begin the search for a permanent replacement at the end of the season. Team president Chris Hummer will inherit the general manager's responsibilities. The move comes four days before the Spirit will play the Portland Thorns at D.C. United 's Audi Field, a test run for possible additional matches at the new venue starting next season. Gabarra was notified Monday and addressed the players before training Tuesday. He did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Gabarra's ties to women's professional soccer in the area run deep. With Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach leading the way, he coached the Washington Freedom to the Women's United Soccer Association title in 2003. After the WUSA folded, Gabarra oversaw the organization's amateur team. When Women's Professional Soccer launched in 2009 and '10, he was back in charge. Gabarra, 58, guided Sky Blue from 2013 to 2015 before taking the Spirit helm in 2016. That year, Washington finished second in the regular season, defeated Chicago in the semifinals and led Western New York in extra time before conceding a late goal and losing in a penalty-kick tiebreaker.