Revolution striker Taylor Twellman is one player many expected to press for a move before the end of the summer. Preston North End of the English Championship has coveted his services since the January transfer window, offering $3 million at one point during the winter. Twellman said last month that Preston had checked on his fitness in May.
After more than six months of wrangling, Twellman said, he's ready to stick it out in New England. In Saturday night's 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire, the fifth-leading scorer in MLS history grabbed a goal just three minutes into the match. The game marked his first start of the season following several injuries.
Asked afterward whether he was interested in a transfer, Twellman said no. He's taking it day by day and focusing on his duties with the Revs.
"When you worry about all the extracurricular crap ... I need to take care of Taylor," Twellman told Goal.com. "My family's been doing a wonderful job of doing that. I went through a horrible divorce and that took its toll. I thought I was strong enough to handle and I wasn't. The last thing on my mind right now is a transfer. I just want to have a beer after the game tonight."
For teams looking to add players from Europe, the MLS transfer window slams shut on Friday. The rules regarding the transfer window are as follows:
1. All players under contract somewhere else have to complete a move to MLS prior to Aug. 15.
2. All players not currently under contract or released prior to Aug. 15 can move to MLS until the roster freeze date on Sept. 15.
These dates aren't important to players who may look to make a move abroad. The European transfer window closes on August 31.
Which means Twellman could still move to England, or somewhere else, even after this week. But for now, he's concentrating on the Revolution.