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Tijuana name ex-FC Dallas boss Oscar Pareja as new manager

Liga MX side Tijuana named Oscar Pareja as the club's new manager on Tuesday.

Pareja joins Tijuana after parting ways with FC Dallas last week, where he had coached since 2016. 

Pareja replaces interim boss Franky Oviedo, who took over at Xolos following Diego Cocca's dismissal last month.

Tijuana languished for much of the Apertura 2018 season in Liga MX and finished 15th place in the 18-team table.

Pareja had a successful tenure at the helm of Dallas. He guided the team to a U.S. Open Cup title and the MLS Supporters' Shield -- both in 2016 -- and earned MLS Coach of the Year honors for that season. He is second on the franchise's all-time wins list (78 victories) behind former Dallas Burn head coach Dave Dir (81).

Pareja has been a mainstay at Dallas since the franchise's early days. He played for the Burn from 1998 until his retirement in 2005. He spent the next two seasons as an assistant coach for the club before serving as an assistant coach on the U.S. U-17 Men's National Team.

In 2008 to 2011, Pareja directed Dallas' player development program before taking the managerial job with the Colorado Rapids in 2012 and 2013.

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