ESPN2: Foreign Interest in Twellman

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by The Magpie, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    In case anyone missed it, during today's telecast of the Revs vs. Columbus, Rob Stone indicated that he was told by Taylor Twellman that he'd been contacted by two German Bundesliga clubs with an eye towards acquring him. This was not expanded upon, but an interesting piece of news none-the-less.

    The magpie
     
  2. worldfootballgenius

    New York Red Bulls
    United States
    Jul 9, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why is he getting interest?
     
  3. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Anybody know if Twellman's contract is up after this season?
     
  4. worldfootballgenius

    New York Red Bulls
    United States
    Jul 9, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Im assuming it's up, it can only be because he's free.
     
  5. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On $WAYOUT = 1 {$Twellman::not($door-->"ass")}

    [​IMG]
     
  6. ChrisE

    ChrisE Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Because he's scored 47 goals in 73 games over 3 seasons with the Revs.

    sch: I don't believe it is, Twellman renegotiated after the 2002 season to get significantly more money, he should probably be signed through four seasons (so through 2006).
     
  7. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
    yeah i guess they said that two boondishhliga clubs are interested in him.
     
  8. Dr Jay

    Dr Jay BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 7, 1999
    Newton, MA USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, its not.
     
  9. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Thanks for the info, but if thats the case, I'm kind of surprised. Its not that Twellman isn't a good player (when he is healthy he's one heck of a player) but you normally only see Euro clubs go after an MLS player when they are out of contract because MLS is such a bitch to deal with.
     
  10. Aquarius21

    Aquarius21 New Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Plano, TX
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    but i thought he didn't like his time in germany.
     
  11. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Quite the contrary from what I heard. It was supposedly the post 9/11 environment that made him want to be back here.

    Pending a change in the US's stance in the world, I'd assume he would be perfectly comfortable returning to Germany.
     
  12. hackattack

    hackattack New Member

    Jan 26, 2004
    U.S.
    Taylor will be right where he started next season, stinking it up for the Revolution until the playoffs start.
     
  13. Dr Jay

    Dr Jay BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 7, 1999
    Newton, MA USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is a BS myth.

    Every player is available for a price.

    Just because the Euro clubs did not meet the MLS asking price does this make the MLS tough to deal with ?

    Also, remember its along way from a club telling a player and his agent that they are interested in a purchase and having the sale actually come about.
     
  14. Mike Toole

    Mike Toole New Member

    Dec 23, 2002
    Cambridge, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He sat on the bench for 1860. If he goes back, he's certainly not going to be riding the pine anymore.
     
  15. Dr Jay

    Dr Jay BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 7, 1999
    Newton, MA USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Not quite true.

    He was on the reserves and was their leading scorer. Despite this, the coach told him he wouldn't start for the first team for two more years. That is the major reason he left. I am not sure he ever made the bench for the first team.

    Given the right situation he (like most of the MLS players) would move to Europe in a heart beat. Most athletes welcome the challenge to play at the highest level, especially when they make 4 x to 10 x what they are making here.
     
  16. Sean Donahue

    Sean Donahue Member

    Aug 31, 2001
    Massachusetts
    Did you forget he lead the league in scoring in '02 and goals in '03 despite being injured? :rolleyes:
     
  17. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    * Tell that to Clint Mathis: there are no guarantees.
     
  18. hackattack

    hackattack New Member

    Jan 26, 2004
    U.S.
    2002 and 2003? That was ages ago in the soccer world. And why didn't he go then? He doesn't score with any regularity in MLS unless it's inside the six yard box and he's always hurt. If I'm a European team, that's exactly what I want to spend some cash on. He'll be here until he retires! Ching is the one that should go to the EPL right now, and head home 20 goals a year.
     
  19. Dr Jay

    Dr Jay BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 7, 1999
    Newton, MA USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Is Hawaii part of the EU ?

    Didn't think so.

    Chings got to make a few more starts for BA before the EPL comes calling.
     
  20. numerista

    numerista New Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    Speaking of Mathis, there's actually a bit of a resemblance:

    2003 Mathis -- 2019 minutes played, 9 goals, 1 assist
    2004 Twellman -- 2050 minutes played, 9 goals, 1 assist

    Mathis didn't score in the playoffs, though ... maybe Hannover is after TT? :D
     
  21. Tyler66

    Tyler66 New Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Massachusetts
    The difference between '03 Mathis '04 Twellman is that Mathis had a huge goal draught in the second half of the year, while twellman was injured in the first half of the year, but got back on track near the end.

    Anyway, if I were a German club I wouldn't sign a player with injury problems coming off his worst season in his MLS career. I'd wait and see if he could stay healthy and have a great season and then sign him.
     
  22. terp fan

    terp fan New Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Sounds like old Taylor is using a possible offer from Euro as leverage for a new deal, he doesn't want to leave MLS for a bench in Germany. BTW, he's already been there and done that.
     
  23. Jasonisimo

    Jasonisimo New Member

    Jun 3, 2003
    Boston
    Neither is Great Britain.
     
  24. IncaEnclave

    IncaEnclave Member

    Aug 24, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    i'm pretty sure the Bruce would also be interested in another player who'd have familiarity with the german fields for WC 06.

    i really admire twellman as a player and believe that the german clubs took notice of his great play at the reserve level and at MLS...he could be a cheaper version of donovan (in terms of offensive talent notoposition) and could make it big ....he'd be less expensive than beasley and mcbride (who have more international experience) so TT wouldn't be much of a risk for a euro club in my opinion
     
  25. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Um, yes it is. It doesn't use the Euro currency, but it is a founding EU member.
     

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