Ben Olsen Announces Retirement

DC United’s Ben Olsen announced his retirement from professional Soccer today.

United’s midfielder was part of DC United for 12 years, will be missed by fans.

United’s midfielder expressed feeling some anxiety about the future and expressed tremendous gratitude towards his teammates and DC United, “I was a product of good Coaching” Olsen said, “I played with great players and was a product of a great organization. I’m very grateful to all those who have contributed in making my career.”

When asked about his future he said that he “would NOT like to be considered for the head coaching Job. But as far a s a role with the club, that is one of the options that may be available later on.”

From the beginning Olsen became a fan favorite. His tremendous energy on and off the field was contagious and quickly became a source of energy for the fans. Today is certainly a sad day for DC United and its fans.

Mayor Adrian Fenty, although not present at Ben Olsen’s retirement issued a proclamation naming November 24, 2009 as Ben Olsen Day in the District of Columbia.

From all of us at UnitedMania.com and from all DC United fans out there we wish Ben and his family the best of luck in the future.

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Photos: Martin Frnandez

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