All Whites' Tommy Smith to join Anthony Hudson at Colorado Rapids - reports

He will become the third New Zealand international to sign with the club since Hudson took over.
He will become the third New Zealand international to sign with the club since Hudson took over. Photo credit: Getty Images

All Whites defender Tommy Smith is set to make a move to the United States that would see him link up with former coach Anthony Hudson at the Colorado Rapids.

Multiple reports out of the UK suggest Smith will make the move from Ipswich Town to Colorado in the next week.

Smith, 27, joined Town at 16 and has been a regular for much of his time at Portman Road, but has largely been behind skipper Luke Chambers and Adam Webster this season.

In total, Smith made 251 starts and 17 sub appearances for the Blues, scoring 23 goals.

Hudson has already signed New Zealand internationals Kip Colvey and Deklan Wynne, while former All Whites assistant Darren Bazeley has also made the move to the MLS.

The move would be the start of a new chapter between the pair, which have had plenty up-and-downs.

In 2016, Smith missed selection for a national training camp and Hudson confirmed he would no longer consider the 26-year-old thanks to questions surrounding his commitment to the national side.

But the pair sorted things out and Smith returned to the national see in 2017 after nearly two years out of the national side.

Smith did not feature in Ipswich's 1-0 FA Cup defeat against Sheffield United clash on Saturday (Sunday NZ time). 

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