Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Olsen's titles and more
November 25th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[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.

18
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.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Woodwork can't hold down USA     
[CONCACAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] About the only thing that stood in the way of the U.S. women's ...
Fire goes out with late win over Houston    
[MLS: Friday] Frenchman Florent Sinama-Pongolle made sure Chicago did not finish the MLS season with another ...
James' skills highlight Real Madrid pre-clasico practice    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] The Real Madrid-Barcelona clasico delivers entertainment even before kickoff. Here's a 40-second peek ...
What They're Saying: Luis Suarez    
"Everyone has different ways of defending themselves. In my case, the pressure and tension came out ...
Ft. Lauderdale is ready for challenge against red-hot Eddies    
[NASL: Week 16] Minnesota United FC and the 2013 champion New York Cosmos played to a ...
Finlay signs new deal with Columbus    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] For helping drive Columbus into the playoffs after a two-year absence, midfielder Ethan Finlay ...
Referee suspended after felony arrest on fraud charges    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Referee Jose Carlos Rivero, who has worked 17 MLS matches in 2014, has been ...
Wambach nominated for Women's Player of the Year    
[AWARDS] Abby Wambach, who leads the U.S. women with 10 goals but is no longer a ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] Seyi Adekoya teamed up with fellow freshman Chase Gasper to break a 1-1 tie ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"None of this is personal. Some things could have been phrased differently because the actual opinions ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives