New England secure victory against DC United

New England Revolution secured only their third win of the season against arch rivals DC United and head coach Steve Nicol puts a lot of this down to the return of Taylor Twellman.

New England Revolution secured only their third win of the season against arch rivals DC United and head coach Steve Nicol puts a lot of this down to the return of Taylor Twellman.

“It was huge. I think the second half was the biggest factor for us." Nicol said after his team's 2-1 win.

"Sitting watching it from where I am, I’m thinking this is more like our team; this is what we’re all about: showing some heart and playing some good soccer. The second half was clearly the best we’ve played all season. We need to start reproducing it between now and the end of the season more often.”

In relation to Twellman's return, Nicol continued, “He puts the ball in the net, for starters.

“There’s not too many guys in the world who can do that. He also takes pressure off other players, as well.

“If you’re playing against Taylor (Twellman) you have to make sure that you know where he is and you have to be concerned about it, which means you’re taking your eye off something else. So even if he doesn’t touch (the ball), he’s a benefit because he opens holes for other people. I mean, you look at the goals (tonight) as the example.

“Two guys were with Taylor, Shalrie (Joseph) makes his run and he’s on his own and scores. That can tell you how important to us he is.”

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