Robin Fraser was dumped as head coach of the Colorado Rapids on Tuesday with Major League Soccer's worst club having produced only a league-low 16 goals in 26 matches.
The 56-year-old American had guided the Rapids to three wins with 10 drawn before being dropped in his fifth season as Colorado's head coach.
Chris Little, an assistant on Fraser's staff, was named interim head coach until a permanent successor can be found.
The Rapids have eight games remaining this season and appear destined to miss the playoffs for a second year in a row after winning the Western Conference title in 2021.
"We're incredibly grateful to Robin for his commitment to the club and for what he achieved during his time here as head coach," Rapids president Padraig Smith said.
"This was a difficult decision but one we felt was necessary to best position the club to return to the playoffs and ultimately compete for trophies."
Fraser went 47-48 with 34 drawn in his tenure with Colorado, which began in 2019 when he took over from interim coach Conor Casey. He had also served as an MLS head coach at now-defunct Chivas USA in 2011 and 2012, going 15-32 with 21 drawn.