Jim Curtin isn't about to be responsible for bulletin board material (if bulletin boards are still used in professional locker rooms.)
With the Philadelphia Union heading west to play the LA Galaxy on Saturday (10:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, DAZN in Canada), Curtin isn't going to talk any trash about star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic for fear of giving the Swede extra motivation.
Jim Curtin salutes Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of the Union's game at the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday:— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) April 10, 2019
"I'm not going to say anything stupid and get myself in trouble and get him angry."
Ibrahimovic has four goals and one assist in three matches this season, all Galaxy wins. The Union, meanwhile, are in fine form themselves, picking up three wins in a row.