COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids have fired head coach Anthony Hudson, the club announced Wednesday.

Hudson has a record of 8-26-9 in less than two years the club. This season the Rapids are 0-7-2 after nine games.

“We appreciate Anthony’s commitment to the Rapids organization during his time with the club,” said Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager, Pádraig Smith 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.”

Hudson was named the eighth head coach of the Rapids in Nov. 2017. He was previously the head coach of the New Zealand national team.

Former Rapids forward Conor Casey has been named the interim head coach while the club searches for a permanent replacement. Casey has been an assistant with the club since Jan. 2017.

The Rapids next play on Friday when they host the Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

This story is developing and will be updated. 

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Colorado Rapids head coach Anthony Hudson directs his team against FC Dallas in the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Anthony Hudson, right, shakes hands with Padraig Smith, the team's general manager and sporting director, after Hudson was introduced to the media at a news conference on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.
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