When you score 101 career regular-season goals and lead your team to four MLS Cup finals, you’re bound to create some lasting memories. There’s no doubt Taylor Twellman did just that throughout his time in New England.
Personally, my favorite Twellman memory came all the way back in his rookie year of 2002. At home against D.C. United, partner in crime Steve Ralston whipped in a low cross from the right wing, angled for Twellman at the near post. As D.C. goalkeeper Nick Rimando charged off his line to punch clear, Twellman flung his body forward full-stretch, incredibly got to the ball before Rimando, and powered home a diving header. He didn’t care that he was sacrificing his body – he just wanted to score. And he did.
To me, that play defined Twellman as a player. As we look back at his remarkable career, we want to know … what’s your favorite Twellman memory?