Jim Curtin doesn’t get glamour being head coach for the Philadelphia Union, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t putting his all into his job, writes Kerith Gabriel for Philadelphia Weekly.
In July, Curtin locked up a multi-year contract with the franchise, which made him the club’s longest tenured head coach and provided proof that hard work reaps rewards.
Under Jim’s leadership, Philadelphia’s team finished with its best record in club history last season and at the time of this report, the Union remains the top team in MLS’ Eastern Conference.
Still, Union soccer played in Chester is an afterthought for Philadelphians.
“A lot of the people that work in and around the team are from Chester and are people that I have great relationships with. But yeah, there is an element of, you know, [if the stadium was] downtown, would that give more buzz?
“Personally, to be a part of this [franchise] on the upswing gives me a lot of pride. I’m proving things to myself and to this club. That’s why I get up everyday. It’s a grind, sure, but it’s one that’s fulfilling. I think that’s all anyone could ask for out of a career.”
Read more about Jim Curtin here.