(ABC)–Like Washington’s other professional teams, D.C. United has lofty goals. “I was hoping the Nats would go through (in the playoffs) and certainly (for) the Redskins (to) have a better start… but we’re still standing”, said D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen.
D.C. United is getting ready to cap off a remarkable turnaround. After finishing dead last in the league in 2013, United has already secured a playoff spot – and is just one point away from clinching the best record in the eastern conference.
“We still have two games left and you don’t want to be that team that goes into the playoffs in a slump; you want to peaking at the right time”, said veteran midfielder Chris Pontius.
And leading the way is Olsen, a legendary player for the club and now its coach.
“There are these little goals throughout the season but there’s still the big goal: Trying to bring a trophy back to D.C.,” he said.
D.C. United was the class of the league in the late 90’s – winning 3 of the first 4 MLS trophies. And Olsen played on the last team to win it all back in 2004. Now, they’ll try for one more – and you’re invited.
Said Olsen: “The message from me is ‘get on board – there is a winning team right now in town. Come out and see us and support us like we do the other teams’.”