The concussion that brought a premature end to Taylor Twellman's career came while he did what he did best: score goals.
Two years after being punched in the face in a collision with Los Angeles goalkeeper Steve Cronin while heading in a shot for the New England Revolution, Twellman announced Wednesday he was retiring because of the effects of the concussion.
After eight seasons and 101 goals, sixth most in MLS history, the 30-year-old Twellman said he had no option but to retire.
“It’s unfortunate to lose your career to an injury. It’s not a choice,” the five-time MLS All-Star and former 2005 MVP said. “When you’re told that if you want to live your life and be healthy then soccer needs to stop, the decision’s made for me.”
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