Tweet: Taylor Twellman To Retire

Steve Goff at the Washington Post is reporting that New England Revolution striker Taylor Twellman–who has scheduled an announcement for 10:30am PDT tomorrow–is set to retire.

Lingering effects of concussions have kept Twellman away from the game for more than a year now.

Twellman, just 30, marks his career with 101 MLS goals and 5 All-Star appearances. He also was on the vanguard of Yank movement overseas having begun his career in the reserves at Bundesliga club 1860 Munich and then been denied a transfer by MLS to Norwegian-based Odd Grenland.

We’ll have more here (and Taylor has agreed to an interview with TSG) shortly.

For now though, my favorite Twellman moment? In a States uniform, at San Francisco’s then-Pac Bell park, Twellman ruled the roost against Japan in February 2006.

Here, the game winner:

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Shane on 2010/11/02 at 7:45 AM

    That celebration looked like it hurt..

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    • It was the reverse Charlie Hustle slide….

      Sad that his career was shortened due to concussions, he was prolific in his day.

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  2. Posted by TJ on 2010/11/02 at 8:44 AM

    Twellman will always be one of my all time favorite footballers. I don’t even know what to say or think, I knew it was only a matter of time til he made this decision but it still isn’t settling right.

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  3. Posted by Russ on 2010/11/02 at 9:19 AM

    A real shame he couldn’t translate those buckets of MLS goals into a consistent US career.

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  4. Posted by Kevin O' on 2010/11/02 at 10:46 AM

    Always liked this kid. Sad ending to his career. First getting handcuffed by his MLS contract (and admittedly by himself) when Preston North End really wanted him when they were staving off relegation. Always thought he would have been prolific for them and it was his last gasp at earning good money overseas and coming into his own with the National team. Then the concussions. Let’s just hope he can get on with his life in a healthy manner.

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