Monday, June 30, 2008

Ben Olsen Returns

OK, he only played 15 minutes at the end of a drubbing of the L.A. Galaxy, but it was great to see him on the field again.

The roar of the crowd when he stepped on to the field in place of Jaime Moreno was loud, louder I think that the roar after DC's goals. Olsen didn't play great, but he didn't play poorly either. Given that speculation all season has been on whether he will return or retire, it is good to see him return.

In reality, though, Olsen's career is coming to a close. His ankle injuries have just compounded to the point that he is clearly in the twilight of his career. Which is a shame since he is a beautiful (if scruffy looking) footballer and were it not for his ankles I could see five or six more years with United.

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