What They're Saying: Jim Curtin

"I think others have their eyes set on bringing in the DPs and the elite players. I want players to come through the Philadelphia Union and play for the United States national team. Because at the end of the day, this country and this game will only grow if our national team is great. Not good, great."

-- Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin, part of the first class of coaches who took U.S. Soccer's  U.S. Pro License course, on his final project, which was about growing a true identity and culture at the Union, making it known as a club that develops players for the national team. (Philly.com)
2 comments about "What They're Saying: Jim Curtin".
  1. R2 Dad, December 27, 2016 at 4:58 a.m.

    The very best of luck to you coach Curtin--very honorable sentiments. A tall, tall order, but at least he's making the right noises. Will be very interested to see who plays, & how they execute this vision.

  2. Wooden Ships replied, December 27, 2016 at 8:34 a.m.

    Agreed R2, but the game has been growing, will continue to grow as it has for decades. Not sure exactly what he is referring to there. What hasn't grown or kept pace is the overall technical skills. If our players don't develop a better touch, the Union and others will continue to rely upon non-US players.

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