PROFILE : D.C. UNITED’S BEN OLSEN
D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen has had quite a career in the last seven years. Despite a serious ankle injury in 2001, Olsen played a major role D.C. United's 2004 championship season and has seen action in the English Premier League with Nottingham Forest and the U.S. Men's National Team. Among his honors is the U.S. Soccer Foundation's “Humanitarian of the Year Award,” which recognizes him for his charity involvement, including D.C. United's Youth Fan Club (YFC) Read Across America, Coaches Against Gun Violence, Pennies for Patients and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. In the off-season, he shows off his skills on the basketball court. Olsen and his long-time girlfriend Megan Schoen live in Adams Morgan. Schoen is a teacher for the Montgomery County school district. Olsen is continuing his studies at American University.
How would your opponents describe you?
If you were not a professional athlete, what would you be doing?
What is your recipe for a successful sports team?
Is there an athlete from another sport whom you'd like to meet?
What do you always take on vacation with you?
What CD is currently in your car?
Where do you go when you have time off?
Do you have any special talents off the field?
What is it like playing with Freddy Adu?
How did you handle being sidelined for a
year? Did you pick up any new hobbies?
What do you like about Washington fans?
What is the last book you read?
Grooming by Patricia Martinez