Olsen hoping for permanent DC United job

Current DC United caretaker Ben Olsen is hoping he can get the job on a permanent basis.

The former midfielder has been in the role since Curt Onalfo was sacked in August and is keen to go again next season.

“Would I like to coach this team next year? Yeah, I would,” Olsen said on MLSsoccer.com’s ExtraTime Radio.

“There’s a lot of good coaches out there and I realize I’ve been on the job for six or seven months. So is [it] realistic [to want the job]? I don’t know.”

Olsen admitted that he was happy with the progress the team had made under him following the 1-0 away win over Toronto FC on the weekend.

“I think, in a lot of ways all year, but in particular these last two months, we’ve been doing a lot of good things,” Olsen added. “We just haven’t made the play that counts, and it was a matter of us getting that done. And I think we finally got that done in good fashion.”

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