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Before joining the Fire, Curtin played college soccer at Villanova University. Curtin excelled at Villanova, being named the Big East Rookie of the Year his freshman year, and taking home first-team All-Big East selections his junior and senior seasons.
Perceptions that Curtin was not athletic enough to play professionally, and the relative obscurity of Villanova, led to Curtin not being drafted until the third round of the 2001 MLS SuperDraft. In his rookie year Curtin saw spot duty, starting 12 games and playing a total of 1194 minutes. In his second year, Curtin secured a starting spot on the team, starting 22 games and playing 2121 minutes. In the last two years, Curtin has started every single game for the Fire, playing alongside Carlos Bocanegra in 2003, and helping the team's defense compensate for his loss in 2004.
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