Colorado Rapids head coach Anthony Hudson relieved of duties

Anthony Hudson - Colorado Rapids

The Colorado Rapids have parted ways with head coach Anthony Hudson and have named Conor Casey as interim boss, the club announced Wednesday. The Rapids are the last remaining winless club this season. Conor Casey will take over as interim head coach while the club undertakes a search for Hudson's permanent replacement.

Hudson was appointed as head coach of the Rapids in November 2017, compiling a 8-26-9 record in regular season play. 

“We appreciate Anthony’s commitment to the Rapids organization during his time with the club,” EVP & general manager, Padraig Smith said in a statement. “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.”

Following the club's most recent match, a 1-0 loss to Atlanta United, Hudson lamented his roster's "massive gap in class" with the rest of the league. 

Prior to being named the Rapids' eighth full-time head coach in club history, Hudson had been in charge of the New Zealand national team for three years, who narrowly missed out on World Cup qualification.

Casey rejoined the Rapids as an assistant coach on January 26, 2017, seven years after helping the club hoist its first-ever MLS Cup in 2010, where he earned MLS Cup MVP honors.

The Rapids are next in action on Friday Night MLS on TSN against the Vancouver Whitecaps (9 pm ET | TSN — Full TV & streaming info).