Olsen thrilled with first win, thanks to Allsopp

Interim coach hopes win builds confidence in last-place DC
Olsen thrilled with win

Ben Olsen has been a party to dozens and dozens of D.C. United victories at RFK Stadium over the past decade or so,but he’ll probably appreciate Sunday’s 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union a good deal more than most of them.

The occasion itself, a late-summer meeting between two teams at the bottom of the standings, might pale in comparison to the man-of-the-match performances and MLS Cup wins of his playing career, but it marks Olsen’s first-ever victory as a head coach and offers priceless relief to his long-suffering team.

Match report: United 2 - Union 0

All the highlights and quotes from United's win against Philadelphia
Match report: DC 2, PHI 0

D.C. United players and interim head coach, Ben Olsen discuss United's first home win since May 29th with's Tony Limarzi.

Olsen sonríe por primera vez

El DT interino del United ganó su primer partido con el club
Olsen sonríe

WASHINGTON -- El técnico interino del
D.C. United, Ben Olsen, confirmó después del triunfo 1-0 ante el
Philadelphia Union que instruyó a sus jugadores para que cuidaran
muy bien la ventaja obtenida desde el minuto 22 cuando el australiano Danny
Allsopp puso arriba al club capitalino. 

Post-match quotes: D.C. United 2 – Philadelphia Union 0

Sunday, August 22 - RFK Stadium
DCU post-game quotes

On the first goal

United muestra signos vitales ante Philadelphia Union

Con doblete de Allsopp, DC ganó por primera vez en nueve partidos
DC muestra signos vitales

WASHINGTON -- Con dos goles del delantero
australiano Danny Allsopp, el D.C. United derrotó 2-0 al Philadelphia Union y
alcanzó su primera victoria en sus últimos nueve partidos, y también primera
desde que Ben Olsen se encargó de la dirección técnica del club. 

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POLL: Man of the match?

United y Philadelphia van por la supervivencia

Ambos clubes están urgidos de un triunfo
Por la supervivencia


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WASHINGTON- El D.C. United tendrá una nueva oportunidad de demostrar que todavía no está totalmente fuera de competencia en la temporada 2010, cuando enfrente al Philadelphia Union el domingo 22 a las 2 p.m.

Hackworth, Fred expect a fight from Olsen

New United boss squares off against familiar faces from Philly
Union expect tough D.C.

CHESTER, Pa -- Some of those who know D.C. interim head coach Ben Olsen best say the league shouldn’t expect any easy outings from a struggling United side.

And that starts with United’s match against the Philadelphia Union Sunday at RFK Stadium.

“He’s a young coach, so he’s going to have to ply his trade a little bit and figure out what works for him and what doesn’t,” said John Hackworth, Union assistant and a friend of Olsen. “I expect that we’ll see a very motivated and competitive D.C. United team because of the type of person Ben is.”

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