Taylor Twellman is leaving ESPN. An iconic and sometimes polarizing figure in the U.S. Soccer sphere, Twellman has been on TV screens for ESPN since Nov. 2011 providing us with his commentary and occasional rant.
Love him or hate him, the former USMNT player has played a big part in growing the game in the country with his work at ESPN.
Thank you @ESPN! pic.twitter.com/3FECcq1kCo— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) January 6, 2023
The speculation is that Twellman could join Apple TV. Last year Apple went all in on Major League Soccer and bought all the league’s broadcasting rights for the next 10 years. That's a $2.5 billion purchase. A majority of Twellman’s work as an analyst was for MLS games so it would make sense for him to leave ESPN for Apple.
Imagine if he went over to FOX and we had Alexi Lalas and Twellman in the same room together. I think U.S. Soccer twitter would explode.
One of his most iconic moments was his infamous “What are we doing???” rant after the USMNT failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?
TV gold right there. Here we are almost six years later and we’re still talking about this rant.
One other personal favorite moment of Twellman’s I want to share was during his 2014 World Cup coverage. When John Brooks scored the game-winner vs. Ghana Twellman let out the funniest squeal. This Twellman climax on air isn’t talked about enough.