Twellman expected to announce retirement

Twellman expected to announce retirement

FOXBORO Mass. (AP) - New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman is expected to announce that concussion issues are forcing him to end his career.

The 30-year-old Twellman has scheduled a press conference Wednesday at Gillette Stadium with head coach Steve Nicol to announce that he will abandon his quest at a comeback.

The Minneapolis-born striker has suffered a number of concussions and has been sidelined for more than a year.

When he last played in June 2009, Twellman scored two goals against the New York Red Bulls to reach 101 in his eight-year career. He was the fifth player in MLS history to score 100 goals.

Twellman was drafted by the Revolution in the first round of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft and is a five-time MLS All-Star.