D.C. United extend coach Ben Olsen through 2021
D.C. United coach Ben Olsen has received a contract extension through the 2021 season, the team announced Thursday.
“I am proud and humbled to have been associated with this club for the last 21 years,” Olsen said, via a news release from the club. “I am thrilled that ownership has shown faith in the path my staff and I are taking with this extension. Our aim is to continue to put a team on the field that our fans and community will identify with and be proud of. The major goal, however, remains the same since the day I took the job and that’s to bring trophies back to D.C.”
Olsen, 41, has been the team’s head coach since taking over in an interim role in 2010. Before that, he was a popular midfielder for the Black and Red, appearing in 221 games from 1998 to 2009.
As coach, Olsen has a regular season record of 95 wins, 108 losses and 69 draws.
Under Olsen last season, United finished the year on an 11-2-4 run after opening Audi Field and acquiring Wayne Rooney. United made the MLS Cup Playoffs, where they were eliminated in their first game.