DC United’s Wolff announces retirement

DC United forward Josh Wolff has called time on his playing career.

DC United forward Josh Wolff has called time on his playing career.

The 35-year old has announced his retirement from the playing field and will take up coaching on a full-time basis with the Washington club.

Wolff acted as a player-coach under Ben Olsen during the 2012 season but he has opted to hang up his boots and replace them with a clipboard.

“It’s been a fun ride and I have had a lot of great experiences over the years,” said Wolff who joined DC in December 2010.

“I’d like to thank everyone for the memories, advice, and direction over the years. Though I’m excited to take the next step in my career and to be joining such a great technical staff, I’m most excited to build upon what we did this past season as a group.”

Wolff, who has represented the USA on 52 occasions, kicked off his career with Chicago Fire in 1998 before joining Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting Kansas City) in 2003 and then to Germany for an 18-month stint with 1860 Munich.

He then returned to Kansas City in 2008 before making the RFK Stadium his home where he will remain under Olsen on a coaching basis.

 
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