Updated May 5, 2022
MATT TURNER AT A GLANCE:
- 2021 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year owns 97 MLS starts, 21 career shutouts, and a 41-25-30 record in six seasons with New England.
- Ranks among the Revolution’s top-three goalkeepers all-time in goals against average, wins, saves, and minutes played in net, and owns the club record for victories in a single season (17).
- In 2021, earned MLS All-Star and Best XI honors, in addition to being voted Goalkeeper of the Year, after posting a 17-4-7 record with 101 saves and five shutouts, helping guide New England to its first-ever Supporters’ Shield title and an all-time MLS record of 73 points.
- Has earned 16 caps with the U.S. Men's National Team, including six starts in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers to date, and owns a 13-1-2 record with 11 shutouts.
- Named top goalkeeper and a Best XI selection in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, helping the United States win the tournament with five clean sheets in six appearances.
- Made U.S. Men's National Team debut 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.
- Former multisport athlete was signed by the Revolution in 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of Fairfield.
MLS CAREER: Currently in seventh 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 98 starts, 342 saves, 22 shutouts, 128 goals allowed, and a 42-25-30 record in regular season play…Has made an additional six starts in the MLS Cup Playoffs, posting a 3-2-1 record and 22 saves in the postseason…Ranks among the Revolution’s top-three goalkeepers in goals against average, wins, saves, and minutes played in net…Voted 2021 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year after posting a 17-4-7 record wit five clean sheets and 101 saves over 28 appearances…Helped guide New England to its first-ever Supporters’ Shield title and an all-time MLS record of 73 points on the season…Set a club record with 17 wins on the season…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.
2022: Appeared in one match after missing the opening eight games of the regular season due to injury…(4/30) vs. MCF: Made season debut, registering three saves to record his 22nd career clean sheet with the Revolution…
2021: Voted 2021 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year…Started 28 games in net…Logged a 17-4-7 record with 101 saves, 35 goals allowed, and five shutouts…Posted an 11-1-3 record with four shutouts in 15 home appearances at Gillette Stadium…17 wins marked a club record and personal best…Also earned 13 caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team on the year, a record for a USMNT goalkeeper in a debut year…Made one additional start in the MLS Cup Playoffs…(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…(6/19) at NYC: Recorded a season-best seven saves, one short of career-high, including a penalty-kick denial, en route to MLS Player of the Week honors…(6/23) at NYRB: Made four saves in 3-2 win…(7/3) at CLB: Made five saves in 2-2 draw…Joined the United States Men’s National Team for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup and missed the next five matches…(8/4) vs. NSH: Returned to the team from international duty and collected fourth clean sheet of the season, his 20th in MLS…(8/8) vs. PHI: Logged a five-save performance in 2-1 win…Matched personal-best of eight wins in a single season…(8/14) at TOR: Notched ninth win of the season, a new career-high…(8/18) at DC: Matched season high with seven saves in 4-1 win…Reached double-digits wins for first time in MLS…(8/21) vs. CIN: Registered fourth consecutive win with three-save effort…(8/28) at NYC: Registered three saves…Joined the United States Men’s National Team for September FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and missed the club’s next match…(9/22) vs. CHI: Matched season-high with seven saves in 3-2 win…Logged first assist in MLS…Made 90th appearance in MLS…(9/25) vs. ORL: Notched 10th home victory of the season…Marked 25th career home win…Stopped a Nani penalty kick in the 75th minute to preserve the win…(9/29) at MTL: Stopped six of seven shot attempts in 4-1 road victory…(10/20) at DC: Registered his 40th win in MLS with a seven-save effort on the road…Appeared on MLS Team of the Week as a reserve…Marked 95th appearance in MLS…Matched club record for most wins by a Revs goalkeeper in a single season…(10/27) vs. COL: Made four saves and recorded his fifth clean sheet of the season…Logged 17th victory of the season, surpassing the previous club record…(11/7) vs. MIA: Made three saves in the MLS Decision Day match…Postseason: (11/30) vs. NYC: Made two saves in 2-2 draw in Eastern Conference Semifinal…Surpassed 500 career minutes played in the MLS Cup Playoffs.
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): Owns 16 international appearances for the United States Men’s National Team in 2021...Owns a 13-1-2 record in international play, with 11 shutouts…His 13 caps in 2021 are the most for a USMNT goalkeeper in a debut season…Has saved two-of-three penalties faced…Has logged six starts in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, including three in September…Became the 25th goalkeeper to appear in a qualifier for the USMNT, and the first to earn his qualifying debut since Brad Guzan on June 15, 2008…Also selected by Head Coach Gregg Berhalter for three World Cup Qualifiers in October 2021…Named Best Goalkeeper and a Best XI selection at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup…Helped the United States with the tournament for the seventh time with five clean sheets over six appearances…Was one of two U.S. players to play every minute in the tournament and did not concede a goal from open play…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 11 call-ups to the senior team under Head Coach Gregg Berhalter.
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”…Married with one child, a son…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…Former baseball player was a talented high school shortstop.