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Ben Olsen has been the head coach of D.C. United since 2010. Within that timeframe We've only been able to achieve 1 U.S. Open Cup Final Championship in 2013 and 1 Supporters Shield in 2014. D.C. United has only made 3 playoff appearances during his 7 year tenure where the club crashed out of the playoffs each time. The team finished last in the East this season with 20 losses, which marks the 3rd time D.C. United finish last under Ben Olsen.
Through these difficult times the D.C. United fan base has remained strong in support of the city and their team. Unfortunately the team is not progressing and seems to be worsening under Ben Olsen's inconsistent lineups and tactics. Olsen has been criticized for playing players out of their positions and not managing games properly. Despite adding key players like golden boy Luciano Acosta, and USMNT player Paul Arriola the team seems like it's lacking an identity.
Rumors have been confirmed and D.C.'s star goal keeper Bill Hamid has left the club for a new beginning in Europe. Team ownership brings a sense of instability and is looking to sell the club, while United fans everywhere are wondering what the future will bring. Audi Field is just a year away and it doesn't seem like United will start its history on the right foot at the new stadium unless change is made. Change needs to be made in the front office and in the coaching staff in order to see change on the field.
D.C. United fans everywhere are grateful for Ben Olsens service to the club and city as both a player and a coach. But now we must respectfully ask him to step down. Change will spark a new era in D.C. Soccer. We want to go back to our once historic and unrivaled class in the MLS. We want to go back to winning MLS Cup and adding to our 4 league championships and success in our trophy case. We want to go back to our winning ways, for the club, and for the city. #OlsenOut
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