I don't think Armas was outcoached in this game and should be fired on this game alone, but this is a continuation of a wider trend of poor results, yes even based on the talent we already have. Even in this game, our talent was superior to depleted DC roster. And while we had a lot of possession, actual good chances created were minimal. In the first half it was Barlow one on one, after a give away, where he shot weak then rebounded into the post, another Barlow run off Royer's pass, but GK was right there, not much Barlow could do. In the second half Jorgey had a nice run but defender got back to block the shot in the nick of time. They also had similar chance as Jorgey, where Nealis saved a goal, and they did get one goal off a set piece.
So, yeah, it felt like we were a better team with more possession, but we just were not that dangerous. Do you remember under Marsch were were pretty good with set pieces? I don't recall now any dangerous chances we created off set pieces in a while. Maybe there were some, which I am forgetting, but generally we aren't very good at it any more. Yet this is how weaker teams sometimes get results against superior teams, by defending and getting some off set pieces. Heck, just last night was a perfect example of us being on the receiving end. Maybe guys like Davis, Pendant, etc could have been told to take more risks in the final third. Maybe Mines should have come on a bit earlier to try to break the bunker with one on one more often before game considerably slowed down. We saw what happened when Barlow tried to beat someone one on one in the corner, Mines actually seemingly developed decent one on one ability. Or Jorgey got a bit more time given Barlow tried hard but wasn't really effective.
Now is it just the players or the coach? Probably both. Eventually we need to get results. This was just one game, but the pattern continues. Sitting stars like Murillo, SIms, Kaku, blowing 2:0 and 3:1 leads in play-offs, exiting MLS tournament early, now losing against pathetic opponent at home, is overall just not an impressive body of work, while alienating aforementioned few star players we already have had.