Olsen to coach MLS All-Star Game

Olsen to coach MLS All-Star Game

MLS- D.C. United

Olsen to coach MLS All-Star Game

Ben Olsen (ISIPhotos.com)

D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen has been chosen to coach the MLS All-Stars when they take on Chelsea in the 2012 MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park on July 25th.

Olsen has been tabbed to replace Peter Nowak, who had been assigned to coach the team before being let go by the Philadelphia Union. Interim Union head coach John Hackworth will serve as part of Olsen's staff for the All-Star Game, along with the D.C. United coaching staff.

The assignment is a well-deserved honor for Olsen, who has D.C. United in first place in the Eastern Conference. It will also be a homecoming of sorts for Olsen, who grew up in Middletown, PA. and played youth soccer in the Philadelphia area with FC Delco.

Olsen will be given the job of selecting the squad that will take on the defending UEFA Champions League title holders.

What do you think of Olsen being chosen to coach the All-Stars? Would he have been your pick, or would you have given the nod to someone like Real Salt Lake's Jason Kreis?

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