In the heat and the fury of an inconceivable October night, former New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman stepped forward and voiced all of the frustrations reverberating from coast to coast.
Twellman channeled all of the angst and the anger he felt as the United States failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1986. His connection — a former U.S. international with deep connections and roots in the game — made the sting of that inconceivable misstep even more painful.
When Twellman joined Max Bretos on ESPN that fateful evening, he conveyed the emotions of the viewer at home. He processed as the words tumbled out, one sentence running right through the next. His passion and his considerable platform amplified the sentiments of supporters across the number.