|Birthname||Taylor Timothy Twellman|
|born on||29 February 1980 at 20:20 (= 8:20 PM )|
|Place||Minneapolis, Minnesota, 44n59, 93w16|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||10°40' 02°12 Asc. 08°12'|
American soccer player who retired in 2010. He currently works as a television analyst for ESPN.
n 2000, Twellman signed with German Bundesliga club 1860 Munich, returning to the USA and joining the New England Revolution in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. In hi's first season in MLS, he established himself as one of the best players in the league. In the 2003 season, despite being beset by a number of injuries, Twellman finished tied for first in the league in goals scored with 15. Twellman was the target of transfer talk when Odd Grenland of Norway reportedly made a $1.2 million bid for him, which MLS rejected. In February 2007, New England announced they had signed Twellman to a four-year contract, reportedly worth $5 million.
In 2007, Twellman won his first title with the Revolution: the US Open Cup, a season in which he finished third in MLS in goals scored. The Revolution also won the Eastern Conference title, with Twellman scoring a spectacular bicycle kick against the Chicago Fire to secure the Revs' spot in the 2007 MLS Cup. Twellman scored the opening goal of the 2007 MLS Cup against Houston Dynamo. However, this would be New England's only goal as they would go on to lose their third straight MLS Cup by a score of 2–1.
Twellman missed the majority of the 2008 and 2009 MLS seasons after suffering a neck injury and a subsequent serious concussion in a game against Los Angeles Galaxy on August 30, 2008. He has agreed to donate his brain to science after death. It is believed his brain could be of great use to determine whether or not multiple concussions causes permanent harm to the brain.
During his career Twellman also occasionally played for the U.S. national team.
- Work : Retired 2010
Sy Scholfield quotes "Soccer star leaps through life" by Tom Timmermann, McClatchy - Tribune Business News [Washington] 29 February 2008: "Taylor's birth came as a surprise to the family. They were living in Minneapolis at the time . . . On Feb. 29, she went to see her doctor, who told her he would see her next week. Taylor was born at 8:20 that night."
- Vocation : Entertainment : Other Entertainment (television analyst)
- Vocation : Sports : Soccer