San Jose Earthquakes have sacked head coach Mikael Stahre after less than a year with the club, the MLS side announced on Monday.
He will be replaced by assistant coach Steve Ralston, who will serve on an interim basis.
Assistant coach Alex de Crook was also let go with Stahre.
"I would like to thank Mikael and Alex for their hard work and professionalism this season," Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli said. "Mikael has qualities, both as a person and a coach, that will be missed...
Gerso Fernandes scored twice and collected two assists, and Felipe Gutierrez added a goal and two assists as Sporting Kansas City scored three times in the first half and coasted to a 5-1 win over the host San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night at Avaya Stadium.
Gutierrez scored his seventh goal in the 18th minute when he converted a left-footed shot and sent the ball into the bottom right corner of the net after getting a feed from Fernandes.
Gutierrez then set up Fernandes five minutes later on...