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Ben Olsen

Ben Olsen
Personal information
Full nameBenjamin Robert Olsen
Date of birthMay 3, 1977(age 39)
Place of birthHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Benjamin Robert "Ben" Olsen (born May 3, 1977 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is a former American professional soccer player who is currently the manager of D.C. United.

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 DC, Olsen made over 200 appearances, winning two MLS Cup titles, two MLS Supporters' Shields and one U.S. Open Cup winners medal.

Olsen also amassed 37 caps with the United States men's national soccer 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 20, 2009.


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