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More bad news for the Revs: A setback has ended Taylor Twellman‘s 2010 MLS season and perhaps his Revolution career.

Twellman has not played this season and saw the field only twice in 2009 as he continues to recover from head and neck issues borne of a 2008 collision.

The press release from the Revolution:

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution has placed forward Taylor Twellman on the team’s season-ending injury list with continued health issues stemming from an Aug. 30, 2008, in-game collision with former LA Galaxy goalkeeper Steve Cronin.

The decision to move Twellman to the season-ending list was made after he suffered a setback in his rehabilitation in mid-May. He last participated in a Revolution training session on Tuesday, May 18.

“We’re extremely disappointed for Taylor that this setback has ended his season,” Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns. “He was working hard to return to the field in 2010.”

“My goal from the start of this season was to be back on the field this year,” Twellman said. “I’m very disappointed that this setback has derailed that goal.”

Twellman had mentioned in an interview with RevolutionSoccer.net earlier this season that he planned to return to the field this season. His contract expires at the end of the 2010 campaign, leaving his future both with New England and in soccer at large very much up in the air.

Presently, the striker is providing World Cup coverage for Comcast SportsNet New England.

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Taylor Twellman sat and talked with RevolutionSoccer.net's Jeff Lemieux.

The Revs’ all-time leading scorer Taylor Twellman talked last week with RevolutionSoccer.net’s Jeff Lemieux.  In the interview, put online today, Twellman speaks at length about the injury that has kept him out for most of the last two years.

Amongst topics covered were the injury’s occurrence, his failed attempt to come back early, his on-going recovery, how he’s doing off the field, the Revs’ performance, and his commitment to the club.

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by Adam Vaccaro

Joseph, Reis (in the picture), and Twellman (not - hello, double entendre) have combined to play in one match this season.

Where is the New England Revolution’s money tied up?

With it stars, of course.

Credit to poster REV IT UP over at BigSoccer.com‘s Revs’ forum for these numbers:

Between Shalrie Joseph ($450,000 a year), Taylor Twellman ($395,000), and Matt Reis ($173,344), the Revolution have invested $1,018,344 for 2010.

This accounts for 39.94% of the 2010 salary cap ($2.55 million).

This season, between the three, one game has been played.

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