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Selected Quotes About Taylor Twellman

Selected Quotes From The U.S. Soccer Community About Taylor Twellman

 “Taylor Twellman is, without question, one of the best players in the history of MLS. We will always be indebted to him for his years of entertaining fans as a great goal scorer and as a passionate ambassador for the League and the sport of soccer in America.”
- Don Garber, MLS Commissioner

“Taylor is a natural goal-scorer, yes, but he also has the heart of a champion and as professional an approach as any striker I've ever coached. His desire to win and get better was evident in his daily training habits. Working with him at the Revolution and seeing his development into a complete forward is something I enjoyed and am proud of. It was one of the best coach-player relationships I've experienced and it has developed into a strong personal friendship."
- Paul Mariner, former assistant coach, New England Revolution, 2004-2009

“Taylor is one of the greatest competitors I’ve ever had the pleasure of coaching. He’s always a bundle of energy and positivity on the field. His competitiveness and will to win games is almost unparalleled. I wish I could have coached him longer. In addition to that, he’s just a fantastic person. I cherish my relationship with him and will miss watching him play for the Revolution and our national team. But I think he’s making the right choice. He’s always been a great family person and this allows him to move into his next career whether it is broadcasting or coaching. He’s a great role model and a great person and I wish him nothing but the best.”
- Sasho Cirovski, Head Coach, University of Maryland

“Taylor was a worthy Bronze Boot winner at the U-20 World Championships in 1999. He is a rare American soccer player who was a tremendous finisher of chances. The game will miss him. He will be hard to replace; he was a goal scorer and those are few and far between. I wish Taylor all the best in his future endeavors.”
- Sigi Schmid, Head Coach, Seattle Sounders FC, and Head Coach, 1999 U.S. Under-20 Team, which included Twellman

“In my opinion, Taylor is the best American goal scorer this league has ever produced. It's unfortunate that his career has to come to an end in this manner but I am glad that I had the opportunity to play with and against Taylor and learn so much from him.”
- Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy, and teammate, U.S. National Team, 2002-2008

“Taylor is the best forward I have ever played with. He works for the team and his selfless attitude and great work rate made him the best forward in the league from his very first year in the league. I will always remember him as the ultimate forward because he had everything in his game and made his teammates around him better.”
- Shalrie Joseph, Teammate & Captain, New England Revolution (2003-present)

“Taylor is the greatest pure goal scorer I have ever seen, let alone played with. His innate sense around the goal and his clinical finishing technique made him one of the greatest players in MLS history. He was a great teammate on and off the field, and I am honored to have worn the same jersey as Taylor.”
- Jay Heaps, Teammate, New England Revolution, 2002-2009

“It was truly an honor and a privilege to have had Taylor as a teammate and roommate during our time with the Revolution. He was, without question, the best goal scorer I’ve ever seen. Knowing Taylor’s work ethic, energy and competitive nature, I’m 100 percent certain he will be successful in whatever career path he chooses to pursue now.”
- Steve Ralston, Houston Dynamo assistant coach, and teammate, New England Revolution 2002-2010

“I am very sad to hear that Taylor must retire early from the game of soccer. He has been such an integral part of the New England Revolution and the success they have had over the past eight years. Major League Soccer is losing one of the best, if not the best goal scorer the league has ever had. Taylor has been a great friend and teammate to me personally and I wish him the very best in his life after soccer.”
- Pat Noonan, childhood friend and teammate, New England Revolution, 2003-2007