FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner and midfielder Sebastian Lletget have been named to the United States Men’s National Team roster for three upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches. The duo, who have been training with the national team this month in U.S. Soccer’s January Preparation Camp, will take on El Salvador in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, January 27 (7:00 p.m. ET – ESPN2, TUDN, UniMas), Canada in Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday, January 30 (3:00 p.m. ET – Paramount+, NBC Universo), and Honduras in St. Paul, Minnesota on Wednesday, February 2 (7:30 p.m. ET – FS1, TUDN, Univision).
Turner, 27, started 13 times for the United States in 2021, posting a 10-1-2 record and nine shutouts. His 13 caps in 2021 are the most by a USMNT goalkeeper in a debut year, while his nine shutouts are a new USMNT record for a calendar year. A native of Park Ridge, N.J., Turner has started five World Cup Qualifiers during the current campaign in addition to six starts in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, in which he was named the tournament’s Best Goalkeeper. The 2021 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS Best XI selection was named a finalist for U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year. In league play, Turner led the Revolution to an MLS single-single record 73 points and the club’s first Supporters’ Shield title, claiming a club record 17 wins on the year.
Lletget, 29, joined New England via trade from the LA Galaxy in December 2021 and has been capped 33 times by the United States Men’s National Team since his debut for the Stars and Stripes under Bruce Arena in 2017. The San Francisco, Calif. native has scored eight international goals at the senior level, including four goals in 16 caps throughout 2021, helping the U.S. capture the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup title. Lletget most recently suited up for the United States with a 90-minute performance against Panama on Oct. 10.
With six matches remaining, the USMNT sits in second place in the Octagonal standings with 15 points and a 4-1-3 record. The top three teams in the group earn automatic qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.