Union’s Jim Curtin wins MLS Coach of the Year Award
Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin has been named 2022 MLS Coach of the Year.
Jim Curtin takes home the award for the second time in three years. His previous honor came in the 2020 season, and Curtin is just the fifth coach to win the award multiple times.
Curtin looked to be a lock for the award after leading the Union to the top seed in the Eastern Conference but was nearly edged out in voting by Montreal’s Wilfried Nancy.
Jim Curtin Edges Out Wilfried Nancy in Final Results
The Union finished the regular season with 67 points, tied with LA FC for the most in the MLS. Under Curtin’s leadership, the team had the second-greatest defensive season in MLS history, with only 0.76 goals conceded on average. The team scored the most goals in franchise history (72) in 2022, while also allowing the least amount of goals in team history as well (26).
Philadelphia, as a whole, has been buzzing with its five major sports teams. As we know, the Phillies are headed to the World Series, the Eagles are undefeated, and the Flyers are off to a surprising start to the NHL season.
The Union are set to play the NYC FC in the Eastern Conference Final on October 30th at Subaru Park. If they win there, Curtin will look to lead the team to its first MLS Cup victory in its history.