Ben Olsen

1977 - Today

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Benjamin Robert Olsen (born May 3, 1977) is an American sports executive, soccer coach, and former professional player who is currently the president of Washington Spirit, a professional women's soccer club in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). Olsen is best known for his long-term association with D.C. United of the Major League Soccer (MLS), first as a player then as a coach. Born in Middletown, Pennsylvania, Olsen grew up playing for FC Delco, an elite club program near Philadelphia. He then played for Virginia Cavaliers men's soccer and was named 1997 Soccer America Player of the Year.Olsen spent the vast majority of his professional career in the United States with D.C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Olsen has received more than 259,324 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Ben Olsen is the 12,116th most popular soccer player (down from 9,670th in 2019), the 14,879th most popular biography from United States and the 92nd most popular American Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Ben Olsen ranks 12,116 out of 16,923Before him are José Arnaiz, Steven Caulker, Dominic Maroh, Nicolás Schiappacasse, Ichiei Muroi, and Federico Bonazzoli. After him are Henrik Ojamaa, Kazuki Sato, Anicet Abel, Kensuke Kagami, Massimo Mutarelli, and Deili Custodio da Silva.

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Among people born in 1977, Ben Olsen ranks 853Before him are Koji Nakajima, Ryo Oishi, Kensuke Tsukuda, William Sunsing, Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, and Romain Mesnil. After him are Manabu Nakamura, Rainer Schönfelder, Zhang Jun, Satoshi Miyagawa, DJ Fresh, and Katsushi Kurihara.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Olsen ranks 14,879 out of 15,968Before him are Andre Berto (1983), Antonio Daniels (1975), James White (1982), Ayanna Pressley (1974), Casey Wilson (1980), and Andrew Howe (1985). After him are Nicole Haislett (1972), Tara Conner (1985), Audrina Patridge (1985), Jordan Crawford (1988), Jennifer Nettles (1974), and Joanna Hayes (1976).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United States

Among soccer players born in United States, Ben Olsen ranks 92Before him are Chad Johnson (1978), Miguel Ángel Ponce (1989), Isaác Brizuela (1990), Jonathan David (2000), Eddie Lewis (1974), and Tobin Heath (1988). After him are Matt Miazga (1995), Tony Sanneh (1971), Brandi Chastain (1968), Jimmy Conrad (1977), Jay DeMerit (1979), and Christen Press (1988).