BURLINGTON, MA – International soccer veteran and New England Revolution star forward Taylor Twellman will join Comcast SportsNet for its network-wide World Cup coverage starting on Wednesday, June 9, three nights before the highly anticipated U.S. vs. England match on Saturday, June 12.
Throughout the World Cup, Twellman will join SportsNet Central on game days to breakdown the day’s matches at 6 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Twellman will also contribute to Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight during the month-long tournament.
“Having been part of the U.S. National team and the World Cup qualifying process, I look forward to not only watching every game of the World Cup, but also sharing my insight with New England soccer fans on Comcast SportsNet. As a member of the Revolution, I know how passionate the soccer fan base is in New England and I can tell you that World Cup fever has arrived. The expectations are very high for the U.S. team and it starts with the best opening round matchup against England,” said Twellman.
SportsNet Central, staffed by New England’s largest all-sports news desk, is the region’s most comprehensive sports news and analysis show. SportsNet Central features seven anchor/reporters and insiders for all four pro franchises. SportsNet Central runs live three-times a night at 6 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. and can be viewed weekdays from 6:30 to 9 a.m. and 12 to 1:30 p.m. CSNNE.com, the web home to Comcast SportsNet, also features SportsNet Central updates three-times-a-day at noon, 5 p.m. and midnight.
“Adding Taylor to our World Cup team is a great example of how Comcast SportsNet provides unparalleled localized coverage of major events,” said Bill Bridgen, Comcast SportsNet executive vice president and general manager. “Our commitment to soccer already includes 150 matches a year including the New England Revolution, UEFA Champions League, and the English Premier League. Taylor’s unique experience, wit and style will give our viewers more local insights and in-depth coverage than any other outlet in the region.”
Twellman has earned 30 international caps, scored six goals for the U.S. national team, and played in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa America tournaments. The 29-year was an alternate selection for the United State’s 2006 FIFA World Cup team. He has played his entire career with the Revolution and is MLS’ fifth all-time leading scorer with 101 goals and 28 assists.
Comcast SportsNet reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Comcast SportsNet’s programming includes the Boston Celtics, SportsNet Central, New England Revolution, Connecticut Sun, Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight, Celtics Now, Sports Sunday, The Baseball Show and New England Tailgate. Comcast SportsNet’s partnership with the 17-time NBA Champion Boston Celtics is the longest team-regional sports network relationship in New England and the fourth longest in professional sports. Comcast SportsNet New England is owned and managed by Comcast Sports Group. Visit www.csnne.com for more information.