Taylor Twellman

New England Revolution

OFFICIAL: Revolution Add Slovenian International Antonio Mlinar Delamea

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First mystery centerback to be the former club captain at Slovenian PrvaLiga champions Olimpija Ljubljana.

The New England Revolution have made their first significant addition of the offseason announcing the transfer of Slovenian international defender Antonio Mlinar Delamea. The signing confirmed earlier reports from Taylor Twellman.

3 things you should know about the Revs before the US Open Cup Final

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Rowe could make history tonight and two more things to know.

The New England Revolution have the opportunity to hoist their first U.S. Open Cup trophy since 2007 on Tuesday when they travel to FC Dallas. Here are three things you need to know ahead of the 10 PM kickoff.

1. Tuesday's game might bring on a case of déj vu.

5 Revs players that should pull a Landon Donovan

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You know Ralston can still serve a good ball.

He's back, folks.

In what could be the least surprising MLS news ever, Landon Donovan has decided to unretire and rejoin the LA Galaxy. It's an interesting move that got us thinking about which New England Revolution legends should consider pulling an LD.

Jermaine Jones furthers New England Revolution departure rumors

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Jermaine Jones appears to be out the door.

It seems unlikely that Jermaine Jones will return to the New England Revolution, according to ESPN commentator Taylor Twellman. The message gained legitimacy when Jones retweeted it soon after.

If @Jermainejunior stays in @MLS it will NOT be in NE.

Report: Agudelo Closing in on Germany Move

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Photo by CHRIS ADUAMA/aduama.com

Former New England Revolution striker Juan Agudelo has been without a club for the past eight months, but may be close to joining Germany's 1860 Munich. According to a Goal.com report, Agudelo is currently considering an offer from the Bundesliga 2 side. 1860 Munich is also the club that gave Revolution legend Taylor Twellman his professional start before the striker joined New England in MLS.

PHOTOS: Fernando Clavijo

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On Monday, it was revealed that former New England Revolution head coach Fernando Clavijo was battling cancer. Clavijo coached the Revolution from 2000-2002, and under his watch, the club added the likes of Taylor Twellman, Shalrie Joseph, Jay Heaps and Steve Ralston to its roster.

All photos courtesy of New England Soccer Today photographer Chris Aduama (aduamaphotography.

Major League Soccer

Taylor Twellman rises to number one American soccer analyst

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American soccer voices are often criticized in some quarters while being defended as a "cause" in others.

The idea of American commentators ata major international event is either seen as parochial to an American audience or simply out of place by many hardcore observers of the sport. At a time when FOX Sports appears to have made the Americanization of soccer punditry and analysis a network priority, rival ESPN has found the right mixture of commentators and outstanding American voices.

Taylor Twellman rises to number one American soccer analyst

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American soccer voices are often criticized in some quarters while being defended as a "cause" in others.

The idea of American commentators ata major international event is either seen as parochial to an American audience or simply out of place by many hardcore observers of the sport. At a time when FOX Sports appears to have made the Americanization of soccer punditry and analysis a network priority, rival ESPN has found the right mixture of commentators and outstanding American voices.

Twellman: Union wouldn't receive compensation for Zlatan Ibrahimovic's rights

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Even though the Philadelphia Union have his rights, the league reportedly wouldn't honor the Discovery Conflict Resolution process were Zlatan Ibrahimovic were he to come to MLS.

During halftime of today's MLS Soccer Sunday clash between Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City SC, ESPN commentator Taylor Twellman broke Zlatan Ibrahimovic news on two fronts.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2016 Episode 17

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ESPN's Taylor Twellman joins the show once again to talk about MLS expansion, criticism of MLS referees, and whether the Portland Timbers can expect a result in Foxboro on Wednesday.

Jamie and Chris also run down the Timbers' injury situation, look ahead to the week's Timbers and Thorns fixtures, and talk about Jamie's piece on OregonLive.

Kelyn Rowe scored a picturesque header that you should watch

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Je-Vaughn Watson to Kelyn Rowe. It was a thing of beauty.

In a game that featured attacking talent like reigning Golden Boot winner Sebastian Giovinco and US Men's National Team starter Jozy Altidore, it was actually Kelyn Rowe that opened the scoring during Saturday's match between the New England Revolution and Toronto FC.

Jordan Morris will face more pressure in Seattle than at Werder Bremen

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Jordan Morris, a.k.a. the newest chase rabbit in American soccer's perpetual "next big thing" pursuit, has already established himself as a unique figure in the domestic game. He was a college kid who stamped a mark on the national team; Morris had another collegiate season at Stanford in him when he debuted (and scored!

Jordan Morris will face more pressure in Seattle than at Werder Bremen

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Jordan Morris, a.k.a. the newest chase rabbit in American soccer's perpetual "next big thing" pursuit, has already established himself as a unique figure in the domestic game. He was a college kid who stamped a mark on the national team; Morris had another collegiate season at Stanford in him when he debuted (and scored!

Twellman: How MLS is still behind Liga MX

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Nothing like a little detective work. Taylor Twellman tweeted this out today:

An in-depth look at the real issue for @MLS teams competing in "free market" tournaments like #CCL. #MLSvLigaMX pic.twitter.com/Y6LbZG88cV

- Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) April 30, 2015

You should be able to click on each document to see them enlarged.

Twellman & Ralston Belong in the Hall

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On Wednesday, U.S. Soccer announced that Kasey Keller, Sigi Schmid and the late Glenn "Mooch" Myernick had been inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. All three have the resumes to warrant the honor, without question. But they should've been accompanied by former Revolution stars Steve Ralston and Taylor Twellman as part of the Hall's 2015 class.

MLS Power Rankings, Week 3: Frisco firepower

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Dallas continues their hot streak and have taken the top spot in this week's power rankings. Will the rest of the league decide to start playing and catch up?

Week 3 of the MLS season is in the books, and this week's power rankings brings with it a lot of movement among the teams in the league.

Sky Sports will televise 2 MLS games per week to viewers in United Kingdom

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Sky Sports, the UK sports TV juggernaut, will televise two MLS games per week beginning with the 2015 season, revealed ESPN's MLS analyst and co-commentator Taylor Twellman.

No details have been announced yet by Major League Soccer or Sky Sports, but the move by Sky Sports and MLS will certainly help give the American top flight league more exposure and credibility in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland where the public has little awareness or respect for the league.

Sky Sports will televise 2 MLS games per week to viewers in United Kingdom

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Sky Sports, the UK sports TV juggernaut, will televise two MLS games per week beginning with the 2015 season, revealed ESPN's MLS analyst and co-commentator Taylor Twellman.

No details have been announced yet by Major League Soccer or Sky Sports, but the move by Sky Sports and MLS will certainly help give the American top flight league more exposure and credibility in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland where the public has little awareness or respect for the league.

Hey New York Times, Here Are Soccer’s Most Authentic People

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On Tuesday morning,The New York Times took over as the PR firm of New York City FC and wrote a puff piece on their most recognizable names, Frank Lampard and David Villa. The piece was primarily about the system of franchises Manchester City is establishing across the globe, but it also included a line about how these two stars are bringing an "authenticity" to American soccer.

Could Espinoza Return to Sporting?

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$1000 Roger Espinoza is on @SportingKC by January 1st. #SKCvNE
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) September 27, 2014



Last night during KC's 3-2 loss to the New England Revolution, ESPN analyst, Taylor Twellman made the above tweet.

EURO 2016

Where to find Austria vs. Hungary on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Austria vs. Hungary in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

In the penultimate game of the first round of games in Euro 2016, Austria and Hungary face off against each other in a game where Austria has been picked as one of the dark horses of the tournament by ESPN's Taylor Twellman.

Where to find Austria vs. Hungary on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Austria vs. Hungary in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

In the penultimate game of the first round of games in Euro 2016, Austria and Hungary face off against each other in a game where Austria has been picked as one of the dark horses of the tournament by ESPN's Taylor Twellman.

Euro 2016 match commentators on ESPN for Group Stage

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The Euro 2016 match commentators on ESPN for the Group Stage have been announced. They feature several well-known names, as well as a couple of reunions that many soccer fans will welcome with open arms.

The ever-popular combination of Ian Darke and Steve McManaman returns to American airwaves where they'll be in the commentary booth together for two Group Stage games featuring England vs.

Euro 2016 match commentators on ESPN for Group Stage

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The Euro 2016 match commentators on ESPN for the Group Stage have been announced. They feature several well-known names, as well as a couple of reunions that many soccer fans will welcome with open arms.

The ever-popular combination of Ian Darke and Steve McManaman returns to American airwaves where they'll be in the commentary booth together for two Group Stage games featuring England vs.

Alexi Lalas

Alexi Lalas, Taylor Twellman weigh in on Jordan Morris

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The commentators give their thoughts on such topics as whether or not this move was good for Morris and how quickly he can reach his potential.

Love them or hate them, Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman know what it's like to be a promising, young American soccer player. They've experienced this as players and as commentators.

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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The Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire square off for some Thursday Night Football tonight on ESPN2. All my rowdy friends do not want to watch Christian Ponder play handegg.

UNION GAME #31
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
October 2, 2014
8:00 PM ET
ESPN2 - Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman, Alexi Lalas
Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town
Starting XI
Andrew Wenger, Pedro Ribeiro Forward Harry Shipp, Quincy Amerikwa

Cristian Maidana, Amobi Okugo, Vincent Nogueira, Fred

Midfield Grant Ward, Logan Pause, Jeff Larentowicz, Sanna Nyassi
Fabinho, Carlos Valdes, Maurice Edu, Ray Gaddis Defense Lovel Palmer, Patrick Ianni, Bakary Soumare, Alex
Rais M'Bolhi Goalkeeper Sean Johnson
Zac MacMath, Michael Lahoud, Brian Carroll, Antoine Hoppenot, Ethan White, Brian Brown, Danny Cruz Bench Kyle Reynish, Gonzalo Segares, Chris Ritter, Patrick Nyarko, Matt Watson, Robert Earnshaw, Florent Sinama-Pongolle
Stats (Explained Here)
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Sporting Kansas City

Sporting KC Trade First Round Pick

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Sporting Kansas City had just one pick in the first two rounds of today's MLS Superdraft, the 11th overall selection, and with that pick Sporting decided to trade the pick. Kansas City ended up trading the 11th overall selection to DC United in exchange for targeted allocation money, which can be used to buy down a designated player down below the designated player threshold.

KC Closing in on Bringing Espinoza Back?

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A little under two weeks ago, Taylor Twellman tweeted that he bet Roger Espinoza would be on Sporting KC's roster come January 1st. At the time the rumor made sense because Sporting still held the Hondurans MLS rights after he left on a free transfer to sign with Wigan after the 2012 MLS season and Espinoza had been relegated to the U21 team at Wigan.

Will Johnson

Wild Speculation: Is Will Johnson on His Way Out?

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Since putting his playing days behind him, Taylor Twellman has become something of an MLS oracle: he says something and sooner or later it becomes true. With that in mind, it is no surprise that a Twellman tweet from Sunday morning has everybody in Portland talking about Will Johnson's future with the Portland Timbers.

Reports from, reaction to loss in DC, Hburg loses USL PRO final, standings, FIFA news, more.

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Reports from the loss in DC. Harrisburg falls short in USL PRO championship final. MLS standings. Artificial turf lawsuit ready to proceed. FIFA news. More.

Nate Abaurrea

World Soccer Talk Radio will now air at new time of 4-5pm ET (and 9-10pm ET on replay) weekdays

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Beginning today, World Soccer Talk Radio will broadcast live on Sports Byline in its new time slot of 4-5pm ET. If you miss the live episode, the show will be replayed from 9-10pm ET each weeknight. Plus, episodes are released overnight in podcast form.

Hosted by Nate Abaurrea, World Soccer Talk Radio launched in April 2015.

World Soccer Talk Radio will now air at new time of 4-5pm ET (and 9-10pm ET on replay) weekdays

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Beginning today, World Soccer Talk Radio will broadcast live on Sports Byline in its new time slot of 4-5pm ET. If you miss the live episode, the show will be replayed from 9-10pm ET each weeknight. Plus, episodes are released overnight in podcast form.

Hosted by Nate Abaurrea, World Soccer Talk Radio launched in April 2015.

Revolution

Twellman ‘Surprised’ Heaps On Final Year of Deal

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Despite guiding the Revolution to consecutive postseason berths, as well asan MLS Cup appearance, Jay Heaps' future beyond 2015 is uncertain at the moment. And at least one national punditis curious as towhy that is.

Heaps, who was named Revolution coach in November 2011, is in the final year of his current contract.

Revs Well-Represented on HOF Ballot

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No fewer than four candidates with connections to the New England Revolution appeared on the 2015 National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot, which was released on Thursday.

Revolution owner/operator Robert Kraft is on the Builder Ballot, while general manager and former defender Michael Burns is on the Veteran Ballot.

The Rest

Loss to Fire not as awful on rewatch, still unacceptable

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There was some genuinely good play before the wheels came off, but the predicament is still a bad one.

This is, admittedly, a solid day later than I would have liked to print it. But I always try to rewatch the game at least once before writing these and just couldn't bring myself to sit through the game again until today.

Rivalry Revisited: Our Favorite Moments of Revolution vs. Red Bulls

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Over the past 21 seasons, the Revs-Red Bulls rivalry has led to countless unforgettable moments. We break down our favorites below.

The Revolution and Red Bulls have met more than 60 times since the 1996 inaugural MLS season. Over that span, the clubs have taken part in heartbreakers, blowouts and everything in-between, creating a highlight reel of unforgettable moments.

Local USOC qualifier on Sunday, key offseason dates, US begins WCQ campaign, more

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West Chester United hosts Salone FC on Sunday in US Open Cup qualifier. MLS announces key offseason dates. US begins World Cup qualification. More news.

Reports: Tranquillo Barnetta to the Union back on

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The Philadelphia Union are in competition with clubs in the Premier League and La Liga for Swiss winger's services, but will they be able to sign him?

With the departure of Sheanon Williams, one has to believe that the Union are going to be making some moves in the summer transfer window. One of those moves could very well be the acquisition of ex-Schalke 04 winger Tranquillo Barnetta - who has been previously linked to the Union.