Just three days after shutting out El Salvador in a 1-0 win, New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner started yet another FIFA World Cup Qualifier for the U.S. Men's National Team on Sunday afternoon, this time falling 2-0 to Octagonal leaders Canada at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario.
Turner did provide one highlight reel moment despite the loss, making a double save in the 70th minute to keep the Americans within reach, trailing 1-0 at the time.
With the win, Canada (6-0-4, 22 pts.) remains unbeaten and extends their lead atop Concacaf World Cup Qualifying. The upstart Canadians - featuring former Revolution midfielder Tajon Buchanan - could clinch their spot in next winter's World Cup as early as Wednesday night, pending other results and their own outcome in El Salvador. The U.S. (5-2-3, 18 pts.) remains in second place for the time being, pending the result of Mexico's meeting with Costa Rica.
Turner and Revolution teammate Sebastian Lletget - who was not part of the USMNT's 23-man matchday squad on Sunday - will now travel to Saint Paul, Minnesota, for Wednesday night's meeting with Honduras. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage on FS1, TUDN, and Univision.