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FILE - In this May 30, 2009, file photo,  New England Revolution's Taylor Twellman reacts to a missed scoring opportunity against D.C. United during the first half of an MLS soccer game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Twellman is expected to announce that concussion issues are forcing him to end his career. The 30-year-old Twellman has scheduled a press conference Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010,  at Gillette Stadium with head coach Steve Nicol to announce that he will abandon his quest at a comeback. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
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FILE - In this May 30, 2009, file photo, New England Revolution's Taylor Twellman reacts to a missed scoring opportunity against D.C. United during the first half of an MLS soccer game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Twellman is expected to announce that concussion issues are forcing him to end his career. The 30-year-old Twellman has scheduled a press conference Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Gillette Stadium with head coach Steve Nicol to announce that he will abandon his quest at a comeback. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

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