Anthony Hudson won only eight out of 43 MLS games in which he was in charge. (Brett Davis – USA Today Photo)
Anthony Hudson became the first coaching casualty of the Major League Soccer season Wednesday as he was axed by the Colorado Rapids.
The Rapids (0-7-2, 2 points), mired in last place among 24 teams, are the lone side without a victory this season.
Hudson, the eighth full-time head coach in franchise history, went 8-26-9 in MLS play since joining Colorado in November 2017.
Assistant coach Conor Casey was named interim head coach while the club undertakes a search for Hudson’s permanent replacement.
“We appreciate Anthony’s commitment to the Rapids organization during his time with the club,” Rapids executive vice president and general manager Pádraig Smith said. “This is a pivotal period in the development of our team and it’s in the club’s best interest to make a change now. We still have a lot of season left and we look forward to getting back on track.”
Casey rejoined the Rapids as an assistant coach Jan. 26, 2017, seven years after helping the club hoist its first MLS Cup in 2010. He earned MLS Cup MVP honors.