The manager of DC United, Ben Olsen, had recently been in Germany for a while. He had been spending a bit of time with the manager of Borussia Monchengladbach, Lucien Favre, there. He has now come back to USA and has started working on his plans for the next season.
In one of his interviews a couple of days back, when Olsen was asked about the reason behind him visiting Favre recently, he said, “I remain in contact with Favre. He is a man who has been managing teams since a long time and he has got a lot of knowledge about the game. It’s always good to spend some time with experienced coaches especially for somebody like me who is still young in this field. I must say that I learnt a lot from that trip.”
When asked if he had gone there for scouting purpose as well, Olsen said, “As a manager, whenever you go to a different country to watch the league over there, you have this thing in your mind. But, the main reason for me to go there was to spend some time with Favre and see how he goes about his job.”
When asked if his Staff is scouting in different countries at the moment, Olsen said, “No, my Staff is watching college matches these days and they have some other work to do here as well. So, all of them are currently here in USA.”
During the previous season, DC United had performed pretty poorly. They had won just 3 games in the entire league and had managed to secure just 16 points from their 34 league games. They were at the last position in the Eastern Conference points table at the end of the league.