Taylor Twellman will get emotional about New England Revolution unofficially retiring his No. 20 jersey

Taylor Twellman could not have seen it at first, however a tweet from the New England Revolution’s latest defender A.J. DeLaGarza gave it away. Since Twellman’s retirement in 2010, nobody has worn the No. 20 in New England. The membership has unofficially retired the quantity.

The membership’s unofficial “rule” led DeLaGarza, who wore the quantity for the whole thing of his skilled career, to take to Twitter asking for recommendations for a new quantity. It was then Twellman discovered out, and needed to put his cellphone down, overcome with feelings.

“Just to be revered?” Twellman advised the Revs’ web site. “My phrase, man. It means a ton. It truly means extra to me than any Corridor of Fame recognition, anything that I do. I wore 20 to the best of my capability for the Revs, and nobody has worn it since.”

DeLaGarza ultimately settled on the quantity 28, which he advised the Revolution web site is a tribute to his firstborn son Luca, who died a week after he was born due to a uncommon congenital coronary heart defect. Twellman said he’s planning on shopping for his daughters DeLaGarza jerseys as soon as he can, although DeLaGarza himself plans on sending them to Twellman.

“I’ll must send him some myself,” DeLaGarza said. “I gained’t make him pay for these.”

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