D.C. United have announced that it has exercised its option to extend the contract of Head Coach Ben Olsen to run through the 2014 season.

Per team and League policy, details of the contract were not disclosed.

"I appreciate the commitment and loyalty this club has given me over the years," said D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen. "Hopefully I can continue to repay this organization with results and a team that our community is proud of."

"Ben has had the leading role in rebuilding D.C. United and he is extremely deserving to have his option exercised a year in advance," said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. "We are very excited about our future with Ben as our head coach."