FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman, a two-time Major League Soccer scoring champion and former league MVP, has signed a four-year deal with the team.
Twellman will make $375,000 in each of the first two years of the contract, more the third year with the total based on performance and $450,000 in the final year.
The 26-year-old Twellman scored 75 regular-season goals in 130 games with the Revolution over five seasons. He was the league scoring champ in 2002 and 2005 and MVP in 2005.
Twellman also has five goals in 19 national team appearances.
"He has been our leading scorer since joining the team and we look forward to him being our -- and the league's -- top scorer this coming season," coach Steve Nicol said.
Twellman was drafted with the second overall pick in the 2002 draft after two years at Maryland and two years with 1860 Munich in Germany.
The Revolution, who have reached the MLS Cup the past two seasons, open the season April 7 at the Chicago Fire.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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