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Ben Olsen's trial by fire
USSoccerPlayers.com, October 22nd, 2010 2:38PM

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Clemente Lisi spoke with Ben Olsen, who found himself in a tight spot earlier this season after D.C. United coach Curt Onalfo was fired with just three wins in 18 league games. After Olsen only a few months the coaching staff, Olsen was in the hot seat and in charge of a last-place club. Olsen, a two-time MLS champ with D.C. United remains, a crowd-pleaser as coach -- despite a bad season -- for his loyalty and determination over his 12-year playing career.

"When the club let Curt go, then it fell to me," Olsen said. "Sometimes, when you’re not getting the results you want you have to go with a change. ... I am in touch with Curt.  He’s a great coach.  No one here puts the blame on him.  I learned a lot from him in the short time that I worked for him. It has been a trial by fire."

As for next season, "The club has already said they will hire a new coach for next season. Do I want the job? Of course, I do.  I will be back next season and will work with whomever they hire. I’ve learned a lot this season and want to continue to learn. I will be here next year."

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