Updated September 4, 2019
AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER: Currently in fourth MLS season, all with New England…Signed with the Revolution on March 3, 2016 as an undrafted college player…Career MLS totals include 42 starts, 142 saves, 61 goals allowed, and a 15-12-14 record…Earned starting goalkeeper job in preseason and made first 27 MLS starts in 2018...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.
2019: Has made 15 starts and 59 saves with seven shutouts in 1,316 minutes of play…Among all MLS goalkeepers, ranks second in saves percentage (74.7) and fifth in winning percentage (.679)…Started both of the club's U.S. Open Cup matches…Signed to a new multi-year contract with New England on Aug. 21…(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.
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.
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”…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.