Taylor Twellman, a former U.S. Men’s National Team player and Major League Soccer MVP with the New England Revolution, is ESPN’s lead soccer analyst. He serves as lead match analyst for Major League Soccer, U.S. Men’s National Team matches and the UEFA European Football Championship, as well as the lead soccer voice on ESPN studio shows including Get Up and the network’s flagship program SportsCenter. Twellman joined ESPN in November 2011 after calling Philadelphia Union matches on local television during the 2011 season.
Twellman played eight professional seasons for the Revolution and was one of Major League Soccer’s most prolific forwards before his career was prematurely cut short after suffering from multiple concussions.
Since his career-ending injury, Twellman has dedicated himself to generating awareness about the dangers of concussions and head injuries, particularly in soccer. He provides athletes and their families with relevant information and support for incidents of sports-related concussion through the THINKTAYLOR Foundation and has become a sought-after speaker and facilitator at conferences and seminars, focusing on increased awareness among youth players.