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Olsen's broken ankle is headache for teams on both sides of Atlantic.

Olsen takes meeting with Friedel.

Olsen loan is extended; could be absent for first month of MLS.

Olsen's loan to Forest has been a smash. Is full transfer next?

Lewis scores his first for Fulham, Olsen nets second for Forest.

Friedel shines in debut for Blackburn, Olsen excels again for Forest.

Moore, Olsen stand out in Everton, Forest wins; Sanneh starts again.

Olsen, Stewart notch key goals in victories; start for Friedel is delayed.

Olsen stock continues to rise after impressive reserve performance for Nottingham Forest.

Olsen makes English debut in Forest's 2-0 loss to Watford.

Mathis, Vanney called in to replace hurt Agoos, Olsen for July qualifiers.

Albright nets pair, Olsen, Thorrington shine for U.S. in 3-0 handling of Honduras.

Olsenís goal in injury time provides 1-1 draw with Tunisia in friendly.

Olsenís tally is enough for D.C. United to defeat Colorado 1-0 in battle of best.

Olsen, Moore provide goals; U.S. dominates lifeless Germany 2-0.

Lewis sparks comeback, Olsen nets winner to drop Derby County 2-1.

Olsen, Lewis find net, Americans beat Chile 2-1 in Dooley farewell.

Americans even score, use Olsenís two goals to beat Germany 2-0.

U.S. soccer MIDFIELDER
Ben Olsen
Height: 5-8 (1.73 m).
Weight: 140 (63 kg).
Born: May 3, 1977 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Hometown: Middletown, Pennsylvania.
College: University of Virginia.
Club: D.C. United (MLS).


               U.S. National Team Statistics 2001

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

China         Jan 27   2-1    1   1    84   0   0   0   0   0

Total                         1   1    84   0   0   0   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
1998 0-0-1 1/0 0 0 0
1999 5-1-1 7/5 2 1 5
2000 5-0-5 10/3 1 0 2
2001 1-0-0 1/1 0 0 0
Total 10-1-7 19/9 3 1 7
Olympics
Year W-L-T GP/GS G A Pts
2000 1-1-3 5/5 0 0 0
Total 1-1-3 5/5 0 0 0
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
1998 D.C. United (MLS) 31/24 4 8 16
1999 D.C. United (MLS) 28/26 5 11 21
2000 D.C. United (MLS) 13/13 1 3 5
Total 72/63 10 22 42
MLS Champion - 1999
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
1995 Univ. of Virginia 24 6 8 20
1996 Univ. of Virginia 21 9 17 35
1997 Univ. of Virginia 23 19 16 54
Total 68 34 41 109

U.S. National Team: Currently pulling double duty with the U.S. Men's National Team and the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team ... Was a part of the Nike U.S. Cup 2000 championship squad ... Scored a 92nd minute equalizer against Tunisia on March 12, 2000 ... 1999: Earned the 1999 Chevrolet Male Youth Athlete of the Year after his success with the MNT and his pro club D.C. United ... Playing in his first full season with the U.S. Men in 1999, scored two goals and added an assist in starting five of seven matches ... His first career international goal was scored against Chile on Feb. 21 ... He also netted the fist goal in the USA's 2-0 victory over Germany during the Confederations Cup ... In addition to his duties with the senior National Team, he also saw time with the U-23 National Team, and scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over the German U-23s ... Honored as U.S. Soccer's Youth Male Chevrolet Athlete of the Year ... 1998: Made his debut for the U.S. National Team at the age of 21 on Nov. 6 in 0-0 draw against Australia ... Was named as a finalist for the 1998 Chevrolet Male Youth Athlete of the Year ... First Appearance: Nov. 6, 1998, vs. Australia ... First Goal: Feb. 21, 1999, vs. Chile.

Under-23: Is easily the most accomplished player on the team and will be counted on heavily in the Olympics ... 2000: Started all seven games in April, notching two goals 1999: Made his first and only two U-23 appearances in 1999, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over the Germany U-21 National Team, avenging a loss just two days prior ... Under-20: Was a key playmaker for the U.S. U-20 team that competed in the Ď97 World Youth Championship in Malaysia, scoring three goals and three assists in 20 overall games ... One of only four U.S. players to start and play every minute during the CONCACAF U-20 qualifying in Mexico ... Scored two goals in CONCACAF U-20 qualifying, including the match-winner versus Jamaica ... Played for the gold medal-winning East team a the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival ... Under-18: Was a member of the U.S. Under-18 team in 1993-94.

Professional: Was named an All-Star in his first two seasons ... Is a two-time MLS all-star in two MLS seasons ... 2000: In 10 appearances through July 15, 2000, for D.C. United, he had scored one goal and three assists ... 1999: Was named MVP of MLS Cup' Ď99 after scoring a goal to clinch a 2-0 win over Los Angeles, giving D.C. United their third MLS championship in four years ...Continued his impressive play as a professional, scoring 5 goals and 11 assists for high-powered D.C. United in 28 appearances ... Made appearances in all six of United's matches on the road to the MLS Cup final, and all five matches in United's historical wins in the CONCACAF Champions Cup and the Interamerican Cup ... 1998: After being named 1998 MLS Bandai Rookie of the Year, he signed a five year deal with D.C. United through 2003 ... Was a regular starter for D.C. United after joining the Nike Project-40 program ... Scored his first professional goal - and the first ever scored in league play by a Project 40 player - on May 2, 1998 versus the Chicago Fire ... Recorded the first multiple-goal game of his career in the quarterfinal of the CONCACAF Champions Cup, netting a pair of goals and adding two assists against Trinidad's Joe Public F.C. ... Finished his inaugural season with six goals and 11 assists, including four goals and eight assists in league play ... Made appearances in all six of United's matches on the road to the MLS Cup final, and all five matches in United's historical wins in the CONCACAF Champions Cup and the Interamerican Cup.

College: During his three seasons with the University of Virginia his team posted a 56-8-8 record ... Named the 1997 SoccerTimes and Soccer America Player of the Year ... Compiled 34 goals with 41 assists during his three seasons as a Cavalier ... Started and played every game (69) of his collegiate career ... Finalist for the Hermann Trophy in '97 ... Scored twice against Saint Louis in the 1997 NCAA semifinals ... Named ACC Tournament MVP and selected to the NSCAA All-American first-team in 1997 ... High School: Was named Pennsylvania Player of the Year and Parade Magazine's National Player of the Year as a senior at Middletown High School in 1994.

Personal: Grew up just minutes from the Hershey, Pa., the site of the final round of the CONCACAF 2000 Olympics Qualifying Tournament ... Was the Pennsylvania Player of the Year in 1994 ... Parade Magazine's National Player of the Year as a senior at Middletown H.S. ... Lived with head coach Bruce Arena during his rookie season with D.C. United in 1998 ... Personal idol is older brother Jeremy.

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