New England Revolution interim boss Mike Lapper: Matt Turner is my guy

The New England Revolution have used three different starting goalkeepers this year but, unlike the Philadelphia Union, injuries didn't provide coaching with the impetus to switch.

With three competent shot-stoppers, the Revs handed chances to Brad Knighton (first four games), Cody Cropper (next seven games) and, most recently, Matt Turner (last two games) this season.

As long as interim head coach Mike Lapper is in charge, though, expect the rotation to stop.  

“I talked to Matt Turner, told him he’s my guy and that he’s going to be the guy until he shows that he’s not available," Lapper said after the club's 3-1 win over San Jose on Saturday.

The Revs have conceded a league-worst 31 goals this season and hope to reverse course with consistency and continuity. 

“When they say they have the confidence in you, you just want to repay that and make the most of that and fulfill that so that you continue to build that confidence and consistency within the team," Turner said.

With four saves, Turner nearly kept the club's first clean sheet since April 20. Still, one goal conceded was a welcomed development after giving up 18 goals in their previous four matches. 

Turner and New England will look to build on that performance, hitting the road to play the Montreal Impact on Saturday (1 pm ET | TVAS in Canada, MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US). 


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