Union Head Coach Jim Curtin Now the Second Longest Active Coach in the MLS
With the release of D.C United’s manager Ben Olsen, Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin has now become the second longest active coach in the MLS behind Peter Vermes of Sporting Kansas City. Curtin has much respect for Olsen who has been with the club since 2010.
“I say this with all sincerity, I’m not saying it as a joke — there should be a statue built outside of the stadium and you can’t really say that for a league that is so young, you know to be at a club for 22 years and be kind of the face of it for so long … coaches as players, you go through a lot of things on and off the field and stress that people will maybe never understand or feel unless you’re in this position, and I have nothing but admiration and respect for everything that Ben stood for.“
Jim Curtin has become one of the best coaches in the MLS, and is looking to have a great run for the first ever MLS Cup in club history.
The Union have six games remaining in the regular season and find themselves in 2nd place in the standings.
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