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Former Villanova Soccer Player Jim Curtin named Philadelphia Union interim coach

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Former Villanova soccer player and MLS veteran Jim Curtin ('00) has been named the interim coach of the Philadelphia Union as the club replaces John Hackworth who has guided the club to a record of 3-7-6 (22pts) this season.

Curtin, the Oreland, PA native, played over two hundred games for the Chicago Fire and was named an MLS All-Star and the Fire’s defender of the year in 2004. He helped the squad to two U.S. Open Cup titles in 2003 and 2006, as well as the 2003 MLS Supporters Shield. Curtin played his final two seasons in the League with Chivas USA before retiring in 2009.

He joined the Union's coaching staff in advance of the 2013 MLS season.