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Fusion Coach in Stable Condition

August 12, 2001

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) _ Miami Fusion coach Ray Hudson was listed in stable condition Sunday, after being hospitalized with chest pains, and dizziness during Miami’s game Saturday night game against the New England Revolution.

Hudson, 46, was taken to Caritas Norwood Hospital, about 10 minutes into the second half of Saturday night’s game, with Miami ahead 3-1.

Hospital officials said there was no indication that Hudson had suffered a heart attack.

Hudson was scheduled to undergo additional tests Sunday.

Leo Sarmiento, a spokesman for the Fusion, said Hudson would not join the team for their road match against the Chicago Fire on Wednesday.

But he said they would expect him back for Saturday’s game against the Dallas Burn.

Assistant coaches John Trask and Eric Eichman were taking over coaching duties until Hudson can rejoin the team.

The second-year coach has led the Fusion to Major League Soccer’s best record this season at 13-4-5, and recently coached the East All-Star team to a 6-6 draw with the West. The Fusion won Saturday’s game 4-1.

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