The Palette of Ben Olsen | The Call Up

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You CAN call Ben Olsen Mr. D.C.! On today's episode, the D.C. United coach shares the story behind how he ended up a head coach for the only team he ever played for. Ben talks about his friendship with Bruce Arena and why he once hid his hobby of painting. The MLS player turned coach discusses the positives he found managing during quarantine, the early days of the club, and being in the nation’s capital during a paramount moment in history.

  • 2:06 - Here for This - Soccer returns in the US with the NWSL Challenge Cup
  • 3:14 - Here for This - BIG weekend for US soccer
  • 5:49 - Here for This - Kelyn Rowe’s new do
  • 8:00 - Father’s Day in the Olsen house
  • 8:57 - Positives discovered managing during a pandemic
  • 10:48 - MLS is Back Tournament
  • 12:40 - Group C
  • 14:28 - Relationship with Bruce Arena
  • 16:45 - DC United for two decades: player & coach
  • 22:15 - Ben Olsen the artist
  • 25:55 - DC & Black Lives Matter


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