Jan. 28, 2005
U.S. National Team and D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen has seen a lot in seven years. The 1999 Chevy Young Male Athlete of the Year has collected league championships, appeared for the U.S. in the 2000 Olympic Games, and had a promising national team career stunted by persistent injuries that sidelined him for nearly two years. Now 27 and injury free, Olsen is coming off a championship season with United and is looking to reclaim a spot in Bruce Arena’s player pool. ussoccer.com sat down with Olsen at the national team’s training camp headquarters to discuss his health, the meaning of loyalty, and what it means to him to be back with the U.S. MNT.