Updated July 31, 2020
AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER: In fifth MLS season, all with New England, since signing with the Revolution on March 3, 2016 as an undrafted college player…Re-signed with the Revs in August 2019…Career MLS totals include 51 starts, 180 saves, 72 goals allowed, and a 17-15-18 record…Has made one start in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs…Totaled 20 starts in the 2019 season, with one additional postseason start, and ranks among the league’s top five goalkeepers in saves percentage, winning percentage, and saves per 90 minutes…First earned the starting goalkeeper job during the 2018 preseason and made 27 MLS starts...Did not make an MLS appearance in first two campaigns with New England, but did start 27 games for the Richmond Kickers (USL) while on short-term loans from 2016-17, including a team-high 20 starts in 2017.
2020: Has made four appearances in MLS play, recording a 1-1-2 record with 10 saves and two shutouts…Has conceded only two goals through four starts this season…Made one additional appearance in the MLS is Back Tournament Round of 16 on July 26 vs. Philadelphia…(2/29) vs. MTL: Made season debut, posting one save in a 2-1 loss…(3/7) vs. CHI: Missed match due to a knee injury…(7/9) at MTL: Made two saves in first shutout of the season…(7/17) at DC: Recorded 50th career MLS appearance and made two saves in the 1-1 draw…(7/21) at TOR: Submitted five saves in second shutout of the season…Also marked second shutout of the MLS is Back Tournament Group Stage.
2019: Totaled 20 starts, a career-high 87 saves, and posted five shutouts in 1,766 minutes of action...Among all qualifying goalkeepers, ranked third in saves percentage (74.8) and fifth in winning percentage (.639), and second in saves per 90 minutes (4.54)…Started both of the club's U.S. Open Cup matches…Signed a new multi-year contract with New England on Aug. 21…Started the team’s Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Round One match…(5/8) at CHI: Made 2019 debut and two saves in 5-0 loss at Chicago Fire…(5/11) vs. SJ: Started and played 90 minutes in net with a season-high five saves in a 3-1 home win over San Jose…(5/18) at MTL: Made one save in 10th career shutout and 30th career appearance in a 0-0 draw at Montreal…(5/25) vs. DC: Started and played 56 minutes, making two saves, before receiving a red card in a 1-1 draw with D.C. United…(6/29) vs. HOU: Recorded five saves in return from suspension in the 2-1 win…(7/4) at COL: Made three saves in second straight win…(7/17) vs. VAN: Registered seventh career shutout in the 4-0 win…(7/21) at CIN: Recorded a second consecutive shutout in the 2-0 away win…Set single-game career high with seven saves…Named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week…(7/27) vs. ORL: Made seven saves for a second straight match in the 4-1 win, tying single-game career high…(8/17) at NY: Set single-game career high with nine saves in the 1-1 draw…Named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week…(8/31) vs. TOR: Made five saves in the 1-1 draw…Named to bench of MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week...(9/7) at NYC: Forced into making eight stops as the Revs played down a man for nearly the entire match…(9/21) vs. RSL): Backstopped the club to a scoreless draw…(9/29) s. NYC: Posted six saves in the shutout win, clinching a playoff berth…Postseason: (10/19) at ATL: Recorded four saves in first career postseason start.
2018: Made 27 starts in goal for the Revolution and posted a 8-10-9 record after earning the starting job in preseason…Recorded 83 saves in 27 matches…Allowed 42 goals for an average of 1.56 per match…Posted five shutout performances…(3/3) at PHI: Made MLS and Revolution debut and recorded four saves…(3/10) vs. COL: Earned first career MLS win and registered four saves…Saved a penalty attempt, the first he faced in MLS…Earned spot on MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week…(3/31) at HOU: Made career-high six saves in first career away in and first MLS shutout…(4/6) vs. MTL: Posted second straight shutout in the 4-0 win…Made two saves…(4/28) vs. SKC: Recorded three saves en route to third career shutout in the 1-0 victory…Voted JetBlue Man of the Match for a second straight week…(5/12) vs. TOR: Made five saves in the 3-2 triumph…(5/26) at VAN: Registered five saves in the 3-3 draw…(5/30) vs. ATL: Tied a career-high six saves in the 1-1 draw…(6/2) vs. NY: Made three saves in the 2-1 win…Made MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week…(6/13) at SJ: Recorded three saves in the 2-2 draw…(7/7) vs. SEA: Notched fourth career shutout in 90 minutes of play in 0-0 draw with Seattle Sounders…(10/28) vs. MTL: Started and recorded four saves in fifth career shutout performance.
2017: Did not make an MLS appearance in second season with New England…Started 20 games and recorded three shutouts in multiple short-term loans with the Richmond Kickers (USL)…Earned one selection in Revs' 18-man match day roster…(3/18) at DAL: Dressed as backup goalkeeper for first time in 2017, but did not play.
2016: Signed with the Revolution as an undrafted college player in March 2016…Did not make an appearance in first professional season…Made seven starts on loan with Richmond…(7/9) vs. CLB: Named in 18-man match day squad for first time.
NATIONAL TEAM (UNITED STATES): Has earned two call-ups to the U.S. Men’s National Team…Named by Gregg Berhalter to a November 2019 pre-camp roster, before earning a spot on the final roster for a pair of Concacaf Nations League Group A victories against Canada on Nov. 15 and Cuba on Nov. 19…Was available on the bench for both matches, but did not play…Named to 25-man roster for 2020 January Camp in Doha, Qatar and Los Angeles and will seek his first international cap in a friendly vs. Costa Rica on Feb. 1.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Started 27 matches in net for the USL's Richmond Kickers on multiple short-term loans in 2016 and 2017, recording seven clean sheets…Yielded only seven goals in first 990 minutes of professional action…During 2017 campaign, led Richmond goalkeepers with 20 starts and recorded three shutouts…Named to USL's Week 20 team of the Week bench after posting two victories and one clean sheet in the week…In 2016, started seven games and recorded four shutouts with a 4-1-1 record…Made five saves in pro debut against New York Red Bulls II on April 1, 2016.
COLLEGE (FAIRFIELD): Played four years at Fairfield…As a senior, played all 18 matches and turned in seven shutouts…Turned in seven shutouts and a 6-5-6 record…Named Fairfield’s Male Athlete of the Year as a junior after earning the starting job before the season…Started 18 games in 2014 and posted 13 shutouts…Paced the nation in save percentage (89 percent) and shutout percentage (72 percent)…Played 45 minutes as a substitute in 2013…Played in one game as a freshman in 2012.
PERSONAL: Heavily involved in several philanthropic efforts, including multiple events during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month…Hosts “Courageous Kids” from the Jessie Rees Foundation at home matches through Matt’s NEGU Crew…NEGU stands for “Never, Ever Give Up”…Began playing competitive soccer at age 16...Attended St. Joseph’s Regional High School in Montvale, N.J.…Helped the team capture the Bergen Cup championship...Tallied 20 shutouts during high school career for a 0.90 goals against average…Credited with 320 saves in high school career…As a senior, tallied 205 saves and nine shutouts…Posted a 1.10 goals against average…Lauded for performances with a spot on the All-Big North First Team…Participated in multiple international soccer camps in Brazil…Studied finance.