- Full Name Taylor Twellman
- Occupation Sports Analyst, Former Soccer Player
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Minnesota, USA
- Birth Date Feb 29, 1980
- Age 42 Years, 2 Months
Taylor Twellman | BiographyTaylor Twellman is also the lead match analyst for Major League Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team matches, and the UEFA European Football Championship
Twellman announced his retirement in 2010 and joined ESPN as a sports analyst. He quit his escalating career due to a head injury. Twellman suffered from multiple concussions, which were turning into a terminal issue, from the hits he took in the field while playing.
Taylor Twellman is a former international soccer player who became a prolific sports analyst for ESPN News.
Who is Taylor Twellman?
Taylor Twellman was born on 29 February 1980 in Minnesota, USA.
Before his professional soccer and broadcast journalism career, Twellman was a highly recruited multi-sport athlete at St. Louis University High School. He was lettered in football, basketball, soccer, and baseball.
However, he decided to choose the athletic scholarship on soccer at the University of Maryland. After having a successful score in freshman and sophomore seasons, he cut his educations short and joined the Major League to pursue the sport professionally.
Twellman was then drafted by the United States Men's National Team, where he made a historic four goals in the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria. It established him as a rising talent in the international games, and the German Bundesliga drafted him.
He played for the Bundesliga for three years, from 1999 to 2002, and returned to the United States. The New England Revolution then picked him for the 2002 Major League Soccer season, where he scored a total of 23 goals. He was the runner-up for MLS' Most Valuable Player' and was also nominated to the MLS' Best XI.'
He played for eight seasons for the Revolution. However, he had quit his escalating career due to a head injury. Twellman suffered from multiple concussions, which were turning into a terminal issue, from the hits he took in the field while playing.
Twellman announced his retirement in 2010 and joined ESPN as a sports analyst. Eventually, he established his career in sports journalism. He soon became a lead soccer voice on ESPN studio shows such as Get Up and the network's flagship program SportsCenter. Twellman is also the host of ESPN's newly reimagined show SportsNation, available on ESPN+.
Taylor is also the lead match analyst for Major League Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team matches, and the UEFA European Football Championship.
Prominently, Twellman gained the nation's attention after giving an unscripted reaction on live television when the United States Men's National Team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup while playing against Trinidad and Tobago. His infamous statement 'What are we doing?' became a voice to America's one of the most funded athletic departments.
Twellman established an organization, ThinkTaylor, following the head injury and setback in his professional playing career. The organization is dedicated to raising awareness about the hazards of concussions and head injuries, notably from playing soccer.
He stands as the lecturer and facilitator at conferences and seminars, focusing on raising environmental consciousness among young players. He believes and emphasizes rehabilitation, education, the health of children, good social change for a safer, healthier, and wiser environment.
Twellman was married to his high school girlfriend, Lindsay Ottwell, in 2003 in their hometown St. Louis. His wife was a constant cheerleader and a trained accountant.
However, they filed for divorce in 2008 following an irretrievable breakdown and amicable settlement.