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Taylor named new Wellington Phoenix captain

Former Premier League defender Steven Taylor has been handed the Wellington Phoenix captain's armband after 11 seasons in the care of Andrew Durante.

Coach Ufuk Talay confirmed Taylor will lead a new-look Phoenix in the 2019-20 A-League, after Durante was one of 14 players to depart from last season.

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The 33-year-old Taylor played more than 200 games for Newcastle United and impressed in his maiden...

Steven Taylor hits out at Wellington Phoenix's detractors: 'We relish this'

One loss won't be enough to dent Wellington's new-found confidence, with recruit Steven Taylor happy to poke the bear ahead of their clash with Melbourne City on Friday.

The Phoenix's 3-0 loss to the previously winless Western Sydney last Saturday has left them with a win, draw and a loss so far this A-League season.

Widely tipped for the wooden spoon and with pressure on the club to retain their place in an expanded competition beyond 2019, Taylor acknowledged that their first loss had provided...


Steven Taylor joins Wellington Phoenix from Peterborough United

Wellington Phoenix coach Mark Rudan has made a statement of intent by luring one-time Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor to the A-League club.

A veteran of 194 English Premier League appearances, Taylor brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to the Phoenix.

The 32-year-old is Rudan's first player-signing since being unveiled as coach six weeks ago, following through with a promise to set his sights high with player recruitment.

"Steven is a significant signing for the football club...

 By PA Sport

Portland Timbers announce Steven Taylor departure after four months

Steven Taylor started nine Major League Soccer games for Portland Timbers.

The Portland Timbers have announced the departure of former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor.

Taylor, who left St James' Park at the end of last season, made nine starts in the MLS after signing for the Timbers in August.

General manager Gavin Wilkinson told the club's official website: "We appreciate Steven's contributions while in Portland and wish him all the best."

 By PA Sport

Former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor has rough start for Portland

Steven Taylor joined the Portland Timbers from Newcastle United after his Premier League contract expired this summer.

Former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor had a tough start to life in the United States, enduring a challenging debut for Portland Timbers reserves.

The 30-year-old, who joined the Major League Soccer franchise after his Magpies contract expired in the summer, turned out for the second string on Saturday night in their match against Los Angeles Galaxy II.

But his appearance was memorable for all the wrong reasons.

He diverted the ball past his own goalkeeper after just nine minutes in California,...

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor confirms he's out for the season

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor has confirmed he will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Stand-in boss John Carver admitted on Thursday evening that the 28-year-old was likely to sit out the remainder of the campaign following his premature exit from his side's 3-3 Premier League draw with Burnley.

Taylor himself revealed his worst fears had been confirmed when he used his official personal account on social media website Sportlobster to say: "Gutted to say I'm going to...