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Report: Dynamo hiring Ben Olsen as new head coach

Olsen replaces Paulo Nagamura who was fired earlier this year.

MLS: New York Red Bulls at D.C. United Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from Pablo Maurer and Sam Stejskal of The Athletic, the Houston Dynamo have agreed to terms with Ben Olsen as the team’s new head coach. Olsen was previously head coach of D.C. United from 2010-2020. He was most recently president of the Washington Spirit in the NWSL.

Olsen won the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup with D.C. in 2013 and was named MLS Coach of the Year in 2014. The 45-year-old won 113 regular season games in charge of United. Before coaching Olsen had an illustrious career with the Black and Red and also had a brief loan spell at Nottingham Forest in England. He won two MLS Cups, three Supporters’ Shields, and two Open Cups during his playing career. Olsen had 37 caps for the United States Men’s National Team.

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