“I want to make a difference,” he says. “I want to be like Megan.”
He had “a really fricking deep conversation” with her about two months ago. They talked about racial profiling; they talked about police brutality; they talked about what Megan’s kneeling meant to both of them. Megan saw that in spite of their very different paths, they’d arrived at similar conclusions.
“My brother is special,” Megan says. “He has so much to offer. It would be such a shame if he left this world with nothing but prison sentences behind him. To be able to have him out, and to play for him, and to have him healthy, with this different perspective that he has now: This is like the best thing ever.”
While Megan is in France, she and Brian text daily — with game thoughts, encouragement and shared excitement.
“This is one of the most exciting things I can even remember … just everything really, you, the school, the program,” Brian texts.
She replies: “People always ask me what got me into soccer … your wild ass of course.”
“Luckily I played a cool sport. What if I’d been into arm-wrestling or something.”
“Oh lawd, yea you really set me up.”
“Get some sleep — love you.”
“Lovee you Bri! Let’s f—ing go!”
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) June 28, 2019