Should Philadelphia get past NYCFC, Curtin likes their chances in potentially the club’s first-ever MLS Cup Final. There’s no underdog thread in this year’s postseason push, and that’s taken some adjusting.
“Teams come after us a little bit more,” Curtin said. “We've had success, so it is a unique situation where we are probably the favorite. Maybe the only team left that we wouldn't be the favorite would be at LAFC, which could potentially be a great final. But it has been different for our guys.”
In navigating those challenges, Philadelphia posted a league-low 26 goals against and saw three players hit double-digit goals. They’ll need all that and then some vs. NYCFC to keep marching on.
“They're a true team in the sense that they know they all have to be good and consistent on the day for us to have a chance,” Curtin said.