D.C. United head coach and former FC Delco player Ben Olsen is the featured guest on this week’s KYW’s Philly Soccer Show.
In the podcast recorded Tuesday night, Olsen talked with co-hosts Greg Orlandini and Dan Walsh about:
- coming up as a young player in southeastern Pennsylvania and his ties to Philadelphia,
- a playing career that saw him become one of MLS’s best midfielders and earn him 37 national team caps,
- his efforts to turn around D.C. United,
- and his desire to coach the team next year on a more permanent, rather than interim, basis. (He says he wants the job, despite D.C. CEO Kevin Payne saying earlier that he wouldn’t be a candidate.)
Greg and Dan also talked about Philadelphia Union’s recent form and changes to the MLS’s format, now that the league has officially announced a 34-game season for next year and Russia’s league has decided to switch from a March-November season to August-May, which could increase pressure on MLS to do the same.