16 March 2006

Well, Maybe One


For most of the off-season, I've been pretty skeptical that any DC United player would make the National team for Germany. The call-up of Ben Olsen to Germany doesn't convince me that he's going, but it does support the idea that he's closer on the bubble than anyone else. Right now, I'd say he probably still doesn't go, but if he has a stronger performance, then there are probably two ways he can make the team:

  1. An injury to a defensive midfield player
  2. Out performing Matroeni and Zavagnin.

That seems possible, and so I am moving the odds on Olsen making the Nats to 3:1... still only a 25% chance, but better than any other DCU player at the moment.