AH, IT’S ALMOST HERE!!!!!!
Excuse the freakout, but MLS 2013 SuperDraft is tomorrow, bringing us one step oh-so-closer to a new season and I’m completely pumped. Rumors are already swarming, team managers and coaches are licking their chops (so to speak) and fans are speculating on who is going to come away with the best picks for their squads.
One man who is probably just as geared up for tomorrow, as well as the new season, is D.C. United Head Coach and former player, Ben Olsen. Who, by the way, is quite dapper.
Okay, confession time. When I first started getting into MLS years and years ago, my team might have been the Crew, but there were two players who I always watched – Taylor Twellman and Ben Olsen. Ben, well, he’s one of those guys that takes and leaves everything on the pitch. When he hung up his boots at the end of D.C.’s season in 2009, it wasn’t long until he was back on the pitch … as his former team’s coach. And while there might have been some speculation on whether he could bring the Black and Red back to former glory, Ben proved that some times you just gotta ignore everyone and focus on your team; it pays off BIG time. He also came in last minute to coach the 2012 MLS All Stars, who would beat EPL side Chelsea in quite an entertaining match.
After two seasons, Ben has pretty much transformed D.C. United. And the changes keep coming. After a fantastic run in the playoffs in 2012, Olsen & Co. are promising fans for an even better season in 2013. And if anyone can do it, I think Ben can. He’ll look damn good in a suit doing it too.
Keep with Aerys Soccer as we get into the MLS SuperDraft and the 2013 season, kicking off in March!