Hudson arrived in Major League Soccer on November 29, 2017 after guiding the New Zealand national team to an Intercontinental Playoff appearance against Peru.
In the summer of 2017, the then 36-year-old became the youngest ever manager to lead a team to the Confederations Cup, earning international praise following his team’s strong showing against CONCACAF giants Mexico.
In just over three years as head coach of New Zealand, Hudson helped the All Whites win the 2016 OFC Nations Cup championship, while posting a 9-11-7 record along the way – including a 1-1 draw with the United States at RFK Stadium in October of 2016.
Hudson began his managerial career in 2008 when he took over the reins of third-tier Real Maryland Monarchs at the age of 27. After a two-year spell with the club, he returned to England where he would work under Harry Redknapp at Tottenham Hotspur as a reserve team coach, before taking over English fifth-tier side Newport County in 2011.
The Seattle, Washington native would then serve as head coach of the Bahrain U-23 and senior national teams from 2012-14. He led the U-23s to their first-ever major trophy at the U-23 Gulf Cup of Nations in 2013, before helping the senior side finish third at the 2013-14 West Asian Football Federation Championship.
As a player, Hudson came up through the youth ranks at West Ham United before joining Dutch side NEC Nijmegen in 2001. He would finish his playing career as player-assistant with the Wilmington Hammerheads from 2006-08.