Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today the club has named Ben Olsen as Head Coach. Olsen takes over the reigns of the Black-and-Red on a permanent basis after serving as Interim Head Coach since August 4 following the dismissal of Curt Onalfo. He is the seventh head coach in club history.
Quién: Presidente de D.C. United Kevin Payne
Gerente General de D.C. United Dave Kasper
Técnico de D.C. United
Qué: Presentación oficial del séptimo técnico de D.C. United
Cuándo: Lunes, 29 de noviembre de 2010
11 a.m. tiempo del este
Dónde: Estadio RFK
2400 East Capitol St, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Miembros de la prensa podrán estacionarse en el Estacionamiento 5 y entrar por la Puerta Administrativa
Washington, D.C. – On Monday, November 29 at 11 a.m. ET, D.C. United will officially introduce its seventh head coach. Media are invited to attend the event, to be held in the VW Lounge at RFK Stadium. Fans are invited to follow the press conference on dcunited.com and then meet the new head coach that evening at BlackFinn. The press conference is for media only.
WASHINGTON — At this time of year, MLS players turn to a range of escapes to refresh their minds and put the season behind them. Some play video games, others embark on vacations to distant locales.
D.C. United goalkeeper Troy Perkins has been immersing himself in home improvement projects at his family’s house in suburban Maryland.
“I put up beadboard in a bunch of places, then crown molding and baseboards, painted,” he said last week. “I didn’t miss [soccer] for a while. It was nice—your mind just completely wanders away.”
Alex Zahavi had himself a US international debut to remember on Friday night in Kennesaw, Georgia. The Maccabi Haifa F.C. midfielder scored the United States U-20s' only goal in the opening match of the Torneo de las Americas.
His 48th minute tally came on an assist from West Ham's Sebastian Lletget, who headed LA Galaxy striker Tristan Bowen's cross into the path of his teammate. The strike looked as though it would hold up as the game-winner until Fabian Castillo equalized for Colombia four minutes from time.
WASHINGON – After a long season, D.C. United’s to-do list this winter is substantial. But there’s only one way to go for MLS’ most decorated franchise, and there’s certainly hope for the future. But DC brass must hit the ground running to rebuild the team into a winner. Here’s United’s offseason checklist.
Find a head coach
Omar Salgado grows weary of constantly shuttling around the country and the world in the name of soccer.
The 17-year-old phenom, who has been without a club since leaving Chivas de Guadalajara in July to join the United States U-20 squad, has trained with Everton, Vancouver, Portland and, most recently, D.C. United during the last five months. Coaches around Major League Soccer want to see the immensely talented but raw striker – a lock to go high in January's 2011 SuperDraft – perform firsthand.
Salgado can't wait to be settled.
WASHINGTON – When Ben Olsen retired from a 12-year career last October, he had no idea he’d be in charge of his former team a mere 10 months later. But as D.C. United continued to struggle, Curt Onalfo was let go this past August and Olsen, an assistant coach, was handed the reins as interim head coach.
WASHINGTON – D.C. United entered 2010 with cautious optimism. Incoming head coach Curt Onalfo led a parade of new faces as the club looked to infuse the squad with youth while remaining competitive in the MLS playoff race.
But even United’s most modest hopes were horribly crushed over the course of a historically bad season, which kicked off with a 4-0 hammering at the hands of the Kansas City Wizards and rarely improved in the months thereafter.
FRISCO, Texas --
After six seasons with FC Dallas, 23-year-old midfielder Dax McCarty switched
clubs twice on Wednesday, becoming the Portland Timbers’ No. 1 Expansion Draft
selection and then getting traded to DC United less than three hours later.
linking midfielder was left unprotected by FC Dallas for the Expansion Draft just
three days after featuring as a starter for FCD in Sunday night’s 2-1 MLS Cup
defeat to the Colorado Rapids. He was then traded by Portland to DC United for
left back Rodney Wallace and a draft pick.