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Twellman Out, Pietravallo Gone

Nearly three weeks ago, after Taylor Twellman suffered a relapse of concussion-like symptoms that had sidelined him almost all season, the Insider told you that the Revolution's star forward was in rough shape and probably wouldn't return anytime soon. For a while Revs Coach Steve Nicol said he was "day-to-day." Last week, Twellman's status was downgraded to "out." Today he was placed on the disabled list, which means he will miss at least another six league games. The earliest he could return is Aug. 20 at Seattle.

Meantime, the New York Red Bulls have terminated the contract of Juan Pietravallo, the Argentine defensive midfielder who made only three MLS appearances this year after starting 12 league games last season. With contracts guaranteed next week, the Red Bulls were more than happy to dump his $205,000 salary.

By Steve Goff  |  June 26, 2009; 5:30 PM ET
Categories:  MLS  
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Cool AP story about Gooch and Freddy being comfy in Africa:

Posted by: Juan-John | June 26, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I've decided the best part of Alexi Lalas talking about soccer to America is that at least Bruce Arena isn't.

That said, if ESPN really cares about soccer, and with the deal they've gotten with Gol maybe they can work a "loan", they need Phil Schoen for such segments.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | June 26, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Getting rid of Pietravallo, you'd think NY would no longer have MLS's worst value-for-money player on their roster.

Wrong. They've still got Khano Smith.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | June 26, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Get well very soon TNT, you are class and an exciting player for this league.

Posted by: euroman | June 26, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

In other words, don't eff with The Insider, Steve Nicol.

Posted by: beach3 | June 26, 2009 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Televised soccer needs a transfusion, John Harkes needs to be terminated, the sooner the better.

Posted by: juke2 | June 26, 2009 7:25 PM | Report abuse

So is Steve Nicole going to eat his words? He came out to attack Goff for reporting Twety being injured and out and he accused Goff of whatever. Now we see Tweety is out. What can he say now? Eat his words. He is a jack

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | June 26, 2009 7:49 PM | Report abuse

NY had to buy out Pietravallo's contract to get rid of him, so they lose twice on the deal.

Posted by: jason1551 | June 26, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

I also heard the attack on Goff by Nicol who showed little class. Maybe he is frustrated with all the NE injuries and had to take it out on someone who reported the truth. No excuse.

Posted by: sbg1 | June 26, 2009 11:17 PM | Report abuse

I've decided the best part of Alexi Lalas talking about soccer to America is that at least Bruce Arena isn't.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | June 26, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Why the shot at Bruce Arena?

Posted by: SadieV | June 26, 2009 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Have you seen Arena on the four-letter, SadieV? He wouldn't do the US any favors talking to the general public.

Posted by: sitruc | June 27, 2009 8:27 AM | Report abuse

I know that as a United fan, I'm really *supposed to* hate Taylor Twellman, but I hope this doesn't force him into early retirement(a la Josh Gros). It's a shame that someone who was so close to playing in Europe might now be so close to the end of his career.

Posted by: DCUMD | June 27, 2009 8:54 AM | Report abuse

3 weeks ago Nicol said the report of Twellman being out was rubish. Any coach in MLS or any other league would have said basically the same thing.

Posted by: dpj121 | June 27, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I think twellman is out for the season at this point, don't you? No reason to mess with the ol' noggin more than you have to.

Posted by: joshuaostevens | June 27, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

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