03 May 2009

captain caveman turns 32

Happy Birthday to the heart and soul of the black and red Benny Olsen. Here's a look at his top 5 performances:

#5 - 2007 Copa Sudamericana round of 16
After a poor clearance by Chivas, Benny strikes from distance to put United up 1-0. United went on to win the match 2-1.

#4 - Stoppage Time Equalizer
Benny's first goal since 2007 after sitting out all but 20 minutes of the 2008 season. An injury time header to earn a draw against the Revs.

#3 - Benny's Back
Anyone who was at this match remembers the crowd going absolutely ape shit when Benny came on for Moreno in the second half

#2 - Benny owns the RebBulls
Olsen nets his first career hat trick in United's 4-2 victory June 10, 2007. Benny's third and final goal is epic.

#1 - 1999 MLS Cup
United faced LA galaxy on the horrible pitch of Foxborough Stadium in their fourth straight MLS Cup final. United went on to win their third MLS Cup and Olsen was named Man of the Match & MLS Cup MVP.

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