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Ben Olsen as Rambo

Just about everything soccer-wise on Saturday was bad for D.C. United. Early pressure was not rewarded, FC Dallas scored three times, United's only score came on an own goal, the team's captain -- Carey Talley -- came down hard on his ribs and seemed to be spitting up a strange reddish-brown substance, and Dallas got a late goal from Jeff Cunningham, who continues to close in on Jaime Moreno's all-time mark. Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.

The signs, though, were good. This was, of course, the home debut for interim coach Ben Olsen, who remains a massive favorite among the home fans. And so, among the tifo from the crowd: Olsen as Rambo, and Olsen with RFK's now-famous raccoon. Yay, supporters. You did good.

(Images via Ned Dishman - Getty,, District Ultras.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 16, 2010; 3:03 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Olsen was all over RFK on Saturday Night. Of course the one place DC United could have really used him was on the field with healthy ankles.

I think United could do a lot worse than with Olsen on one wing and the raccoon on the other one.

Posted by: rhbancroft | August 16, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Good guy in a bad spot. I think Payne and co are despicable for using Olsen like this.

Posted by: tundey | August 16, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

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