Los Angeles Soccer: Taylor Twellman

A look at the first-round picks by Chivas USA and the Galaxy with a bit of analysis from Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman.

The New England Revolution took UCLA midfielder Kelyn Rowe with their first pick (third overall) in the MLS SuperDraft.

MLS CUP: Dynamo's title-game history

November, 20, 2011
  • 2006/FRISCO, TEXAS
Houston Dynamo 1, New England Revolution 1 (OT)
(Dynamo win on penalties, 4-3)

The first 90 minutes? Blah. Overtime? Electrifying! With “golden goal” dead, Taylor Twellman's strike 23 minutes into overtime did not give the Revs the victory, and Brian Ching's header 71 seconds later sent the game to the penalty spot. Twellman and Ching converted in the shootout, which went to Houston when Jay Heaps -- hired last week as New England's head coach -- was saved by Pat Onstad.
Houston Dynamo 2, New England Revolution 1
The Dynamo made it 2 for 2 after the move from San Jose (and 4 for 7, including the Earthquakes' titles) behind Dwayne De Rosario, who fed Joseph Ngwenya's 61st-minute equalizer and scored the 74th-minute winner. The Revs hit Bills/Vikings territory with their fourth MLS Cup loss, all in overtime or on PKs.
Taylor Twellman says that for the Galaxy to make a run in the playoffs, Landon Donovan needs to score more goals.

ESPN's Max Bretos, Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman discuss the Galaxy's 1-0 road victory over Seattle in the MLS season opener and how the season figures to unfold for L.A.