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November 25th, 2009 7AM

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[BY THE NUMBERS] D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen's career is over at the age of 32. Bruce Arena, who coached Olsen at the University of Virginia, D.C. United and on the U.S. national team, called Olsen "the heart and soul of D.C. United." Olsen suffered numerous ankle injuries during his career. "What if these ankles never acted up, where would I be?" Olsen asked. "Would I have a bigger house? Just kidding." Olsen, who says the pain was so such he sometimes couldn't carry his child up the stairs, will remain with D.C. United as an assistant coach. For more on Olsen's career ...

1 MLS Cup MVP award won by Olsen, in 1999. He was the first American to win the award in leading D.C. United to a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy in the final

2 Olsen was one of only two players along with Jaime Moreno to play on D.C.'s MLS Cup champion teams in 1999 and 2004.

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Olsen played 18 games for Nottingham Forest in the English League Championship (second level) before breaking his ankle.

37 Olsen played 37 games for the USA, capping his international career by playing in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

221 Olsen played 221 MLS games. for D.C. United, second most on the team behind Moreno.

*Active in 2009.

 



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