As excitement builds for Sunday night's friendly between the U.S. Men's National Team and Trinidad & Tobago, so does the anticipation that New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner could make his first-ever international appearance.
With the opportunity to potentially secure his first cap wearing the U.S. crest, Turner has captured national media attention leading up to kickoff on Sunday (7 p.m. ET, FS1). It's a feel-good story of an undrafted player out of college, who when given the chance, has shown everyone what he is truly capable of – and he'll hopefully do so on the international stage this weekend.
🗣 “The reason I got into soccer was because of the World Cup run in 2010…11 years later to have the chance to wear the crest on a matchday is nothing short of a dream come true.”— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) January 26, 2021
With 👀 on his #USMNT debut, things could come full circle for @HeaddTurnerr on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/6hDEla0f3Y
Three years ago, Matt Turner was a third-string goalie for Revolution; now he has a chance to start for US men’s national team https://t.co/pDctA3qDVs— Boston Globe Sports (@BGlobeSports) January 27, 2021
Rev’s keeper Matt Turner ready to compete on international stage https://t.co/kBTn9QjiKy— Boston Herald (@bostonherald) January 25, 2021
USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter explains what Revolution GK Matt Turner must do to enhance his standing with the national team. https://t.co/GNl1p0PL3Q— NESN (@NESN) January 25, 2021
In a #USMNT squad that features teenage stars, Matt Turner is a throwback. Now the former multi-sport high school athlete, whose atypical journey includes a 'SportsCenter' lowlight, gets to build his case for a 2022 World Cup roster spot. https://t.co/vprC4jTWjX— Doug McIntyre (@ByDougMcIntyre) January 28, 2021
Episode 296 of The SBI Show is live, and we look back on a memorable weekend for Americans Abroad, looming transfers (Bryan Reynolds) and much more.— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) January 27, 2021
Special guest Matt Turner joins us to discuss his evolution as a goalkeeper, #USMNT , #NERevs & more:https://t.co/aYdKw0GjJy
The U.S. Men's National Team friendly against Trinidad & Tobago is scheduled for Sunday, January 31, at 7 p.m. ET on FS1.