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**FILE** D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen looks on from the bench before an MLS soccer game against the New England Revolution, Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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**FILE** D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen looks on from the bench before an MLS soccer game against the New England Revolution, Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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**FILE** D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen looks on from the bench before an MLS soccer game against the New England Revolution, Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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**FILE** D.C. United coach Ben Olsen (Associated Press)

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D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen looks on during the second half of an MLS soccer game against the New York Red Bulls, Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Harrison, N.J. The teams tied 0-0. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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“Initially in the league, it was the closest two teams to each other,” said United coach Ben Olsen, who played for D.C. from 1998 to 2009 and is shown as a midfielder with the club. “I have always loved this rivalry, and I’m looking forward to the weekend to continue some of the epic games that we’ve had.”

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**FILE** D.C. United coach Ben Olsen (Associated Press)

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Coach Ben Olsen led D.C. United to their first playoff berth since 2007. (MLS)

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Coach Ben Olsen led D.C. United to their first playoff berth since 2007. (MLS)

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**FILE** D.C. United coach Ben Olsen (Associated Press)

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Forward Josh Wolff (left), shown with D.C United coach Ben Olsen (second from right) in March, has scored 80 goals in 265 games during his 14-year MLS career. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Forward Josh Wolff (left), shown with D.C United coach Ben Olsen (second from right) in March, has scored 80 goals in 265 games during his 14-year MLS career. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen yells at the referee during second half action against Montreal at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 30, 2012. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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**FILE** D.C. United coach Ben Olsen (Associated Press)

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**FILE** D.C. United coach Ben Olsen (Associated Press)

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D.C. United coach Ben Olsen has led his team to an Eastern Conference-leading 8-4-3 record. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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D.C. United coach Ben Olsen has led his team to an Eastern Conference-leading 8-4-3 record. (Associated Press)

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D.C. United coach Ben Olsen watches goalkeeper Bill Hamid dive for a ball during practice at RFK Stadium. United's season kicks off Saturday night at home against Sporting Kansas City. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Ben Olsen was an assistant under Curt Onalfo in 2010 before taking over as coach after United struggled to a 3-12-3 start. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)