The 2020 Major League Soccer Coach of the Year has been announced. It was confirmed that Jim Curtin from the Philadelphia Union has been made COTY. The accomplishment is deserving, with Head Coach Jim Curtin having taken the Philadelphia Union’s towards “MLS Supporters Shield” victory in 2020. It’s an influential accomplishment when considering that weeks ago, MLS Corporate was considering removing the Supporter’s Shield from 2020s campaign. Demands were made league-wide, which prompted the decision to keep the trophy in contention.
The Philadelphia Union had its best season to date, with an average of 2.04 Points being acquired per game. Their accomplishments enabled a league record of highest victories for shortest season in MLS history. Philadelphia Union’s record stands at 14-4-5 for the 2019/2020 campaign. What’s shocking is that because of the shortened season amid the coronavirus pandemic, Philadelphia Union is the lowest-points for a Supporter’s Shield-winning team. That’s not to dispute their accomplishment or skillsets, with prominent teams like Toronto FC being unable to defeat Philadelphia Union.
An official statement regarding his victory was issued by Jim Curtin. He emphasised that the victory isn’t exclusively his, with numerous players & other coaching personnel competing amid a pandemic to create winning opportunities. Head Coach Jim Curtin remarked that the environment sustained at Philadelphia Union FC is positive, one meant for improvement & growth. Curtin noted that 2020 proved that this training mentality can create beneficial results.
2021 is Coming Soon
It won’t be long before MLS Supporters witness the Philadelphia Union compete again, with Post-Season matches slated to start on November 24th. It’s the smallest timeframe that Philadelphia Union has ever sustained between one season to another. Jim Curtin will walk into the next campaign knowing he was awarded the “2020 Sigi Schmid MLS Coach of the Year”, which is acquired when employed personnel in Major League Soccer vote on who is most deserving. The overwhelming percentage was given to Curtin, with 44% of MLS employees selecting Jim over other coaches. Following the prominent season that Philadelphia Union FC had in 2020, spectators & supporters can anticipate that Head Coach Jim Curtin will lead his club towards numerous other victories.