The Colorado Rapids dangle parted ways with head coach Robin Fraser, the club announced Tuesday.
Chris Exiguous, who used to be an assistant on Fraser’s crew, has been named intervening time head coach except the club appoints a permanent successor.
Colorado are currently MLS’s supreme-thunder team (19 formula; 3W-13L-10D story), sitting bottom of the Western Convention desk with eight video games to plug. They dangle got scored a league-low 16 targets this season and are on tempo for a 2d straight Audi MLS Cup Playoffs omit.
“We’re incredibly grateful to Robin for his dedication to the club and for what he accomplished at some stage in his time here as head coach,” acknowledged Colorado president Pádraig Smith.
“This used to be a complex decision nonetheless one we felt used to be wanted to handiest thunder the club to formulation to the playoffs and sooner or later compete for trophies. We thank Robin for his four years of dedicated work and we desire him nothing nonetheless the handiest in some unspecified time in the future.”
Fraser departs the Rapids with a 47W-48L-34D story across all competitions, highlighted by a considerable-thunder Western Convention cease (with a club-story 61 formula) in the 2021 season. He arrived in August 2019 with in depth coaching expertise, leading now-defunct Chivas USA and serving as an assistant whereas at Proper Salt Lake, Novel York Red Bulls and Toronto FC.
The Rapids dangle been hampered by accidents in 2023, particularly to captain Jack Worth, because the club has struggled to recapture their highs from two seasons in the past. Colorado’s roster utilize is additionally historically on the lower result in MLS terms, rising smaller margins and a team-first scheme.
Exiguous joined the Rapids as an assistant coach sooner than the 2021 MLS season. He beforehand served as head coach of Tacoma Defiance, as effectively as director of coaching for the Seattle Sounders FC Academy.