Jim Curtin unveiled as interim Philadelphia Union coach

Jim Curtin has been unveiled as new interim coach for Philadelphia Union. The former Chicago Fire defender admits he wants to bring a steelier approach to their play.

Jim Curtin has been unveiled as new interim coach for Philadelphia Union.

The former Chicago Fire defender admits he wants to bring a steelier approach to their play.

“Good teams win 1-0 games in this league,” Curtin said. “The teams that do that at the end of the year are the teams that are toward the top of the table – the Kansas Citys, the Salt Lakes. They grind out 1-0 results and they’re good in both boxes.

“The toughest thing is that there hasn’t been continuity,” Curtin said. “We’ve played different guys and whether it was injuries or different situations that had come up, we haven’t had a four that has been playing together. And that’s what it takes. You have to play with each other game in and game out to get used to each other and have a chance.

"The idea would be to pick a four and go with them – not have it be that we’re juggling game to game.”

Curtin named Mike Sorber as his assistant manager and Chris Albright as the new technical director.

 
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