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Ben Olsen

Olympic athlete from United States of America

Ben Olsen Benjamin Robert "Ben" Olsen (born May 3, 1977) is a former American professional soccer player and the current manager of D.C. United. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Olsen grew up playing for FC Delco, an elite club program near Philadelphia. He later attended the University of Virginia, when he was named 1997 Soccer America Player of the Year. Olsen spent the majority of his professional career in the United States with D.C. United in Major League Soccer, which he joined straight out of college. Over the course of 12 seasons with United, Olsen made 221 appearances, scoring 29 goals and making 49 assists. During that time he won two MLS Cup titles, two MLS Supporters' Shields and one U.S. Open Cup winners medal. His individual honors include two-time MLS All-Star, 1998 MLS Rookie of the Year, MLS Cup '99 MVP and 2007 MLS Best XI. Olsen also earned 37 caps with the United States men's national team, winning the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and representing the United States at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Olsen announced his retirement from professional competition on November 24, 2009. Olsen grew up in Middletown, Pennsylvania, which was less than one mile from the Three Mile Island  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Benjamin Robert Olsen
Date of birth
1977-05-03
Place of birth
Harrisburg
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Dana Olsen
Spouse(s)
Megan Olsen
Children
Oscar Benjamin Olsen Ruby Olsen
Siblings
Jeremy Olsen
Profession
Coach

Education

Institution From To
University of Virginia

Athlete facts

Sports
Football

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