Updated June 7, 2021
MATT TURNER AT A GLANCE:
- In sixth professional season in New England with 77 MLS starts, 19 career shutouts, and a 29-22-25 record.
- Voted Revolution Team MVP by fans, Players’ Player of the Year by teammates, and finished second in 2020 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year voting.
- Ranks among the Revolution’s top-three goalkeepers all-time in goals against average, wins, saves, and minutes played in net.
- Finished top-five in 2019 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year voting after ranking third in saves percentage (74.8) during second season as a starter.
- Capped once by the U.S. Men's National Team on Jan. 31, 2021, posting a shutout win and becoming the first U.S. men's player to save a penalty in his international debut.
- Signed by the Revolution as an undrafted free agent out of Fairfield in 2016.
MLS CAREER: Currently in sixth MLS season, all with New England, since signing with the Revolution on March 3, 2016 as an undrafted college player…Signed a new contract with the Revs in January 2021...Career MLS totals include 77 starts, 261 saves, 19 shutouts, 100 goals allowed, and a 29-22-25 record in regular season play…Has made an additional five starts in the MLS Cup Playoffs, posting a 3-2-0 record and 20 saves in the postseason…In 2021, has started all eight games and recorded 23 saves with a 5-1-2 record…Made 22 starts in 2020, with 68 saves and an 8-7-7 mark…Ranked among the top-10 MLS goalkeepers in saves percentage (75.6 percent), goals against average (1.09), and saves…Helped set club record for best goals-against average (1.09) and backstopped the team to a berth in the Eastern Conference Final…Set a career high with six clean sheets and matched his career best eight wins….Named Team MVP and Players’ Player of the Year…Totaled 20 starts in the 2019 season, and ranked 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.
2021: Has started all eight of New England’s games to open the season…Owns a 5-1-2 record with 23 saves and three shutouts…(4/17) at CHI: Collected five saves in the season opener…(4/24) vs. DC: Recorded 25th career win and 17th career shutout in the 1-0 victory…(5/8) at NSH: Matched season best with five saves…(5/16) vs. CLB: Registered 75th career appearance and 18th shutout in the 1-0 win…(5/29) at CIN: Made four saves in third shutout of the season, a 1-0 away win.
2020: Finished second in MLS Goalkeeper of the Year voting…Voted the Revolution Team MVP by fans and also took home Players’ Player of the Year honors…Started all but one league game, making 22 appearances for a record of 8-7-7…Recorded 68 saves…Matched personal best with eight wins and set new career high with six clean sheets…Finished the season among the top 10 MLS goalkeepers in saves percentage (75.6 percent), goals against average (1.09), and saves…Earned three MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week selections…Started all four of the club’s MLS Cup Playoff matches and tied Revolution record with three wins in a single postseason campaign…Made one additional appearance in the MLS is Back Tournament Round of 16 on July 25 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 irritation sustained in the opener against Montreal…(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…(8/20) vs. PHI: Logged third clean sheet of the season…(9/6) at CHI: Notched six saves in 2-1 win…Eclipsed 5,000 career minutes played…(9/19) vs. NYC: Made four saves en route to fourth clean sheet…(9/23) vs. MTL: Notched three saves in the 3-1 victory… Moved into third place on Revs’ all-time saves list…(9/27) at DC: Recorded fifth clean sheet with a three-save effort in 2-0 win…(10/3) vs. NSH: Submitted sixth clean sheet of the year, setting a new career high…(10/11) at NYC: Recorded season-best seven saves in 2-1 win…(10/14) at MTL: Logged four saves in 3-2 win…(11/1) vs. DC: Matched season high in wins (8) and surpassed 6,000 career minutes played with two-save effort in 4-3 win…Postseason: (11/20) vs. MTL: Recorded first MLS Cup Playoffs victory with four-save performance in 2-1 win in Play-In Round…(11/24) at PHI: Submitted first postseason win and clean sheet in 2-0 win over Supporters’ Shield winners…Made four saves…(11/29) at ORL: Matched Adin Brown (2002) and Bobby Shuttleworth (2014) for club record with three wins in a single postseason… Registered two saves in the 3-1 win, including a pivotal denial of Nani from the penalty spot in the 74th minute…Marked club’s first penalty kick save in postseason since 2004…(12/6) at CLB: Recorded six saves, a new playoff-career high, in Conference Final loss.
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 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): Capped once by the U.S. Men's National Team in 2021...Made international debut as the starting goalkeeper on Jan. 31, 2021 in an international friendly against Trinidad & Tobago, a 7-0 win...In the second half, became the first U.S. men's player to save a penalty in his USMNT debut, preserving the shutout...Has earned three call-ups to the senior team under Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, including back-to-back January Camps…Named 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...Called in to 2021 January Camp in Bradenton, Fla. …Made senior team debut against Trinidad & Tobago at the conclusion of camp.
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: New Jersey native currently resides in Boston…Heavily involved in several philanthropic efforts, particularly during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month each September…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 at Fairfield.