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Revolution’s Turner and Wright heading to USL on loan

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Matt Turner returns to a familiar setting with the Richmond Kickers while first round draft pick Brian Wright might make his pro debut with the Tulsa Roughnecks.

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Matt Turner will once again return to the Richmond Kickers on loan as the USL side travels to play New York Red Bulls II this weekend.

As reported by Vic Dorr Jr. of the Richmond Times Dispatch, Turner will make his eighth appearance on loan from the New England Revolution in his second professional season. The New England Revolution confirmed that as well as Brian Wright’s loan to Tulsa Roughnecks FC via email though both loanees will be at Revs training tomorrow and are expected to join up with their respective USL sides afterwards while the MLS squad goes to Portland.

These will likely be one-game loans though more opportunites will likely exist for both players to get minutes in the USL this season.

In Turner’s seven starts for the Kickers in 2016, Richmond posted a 5-1-1 record. Turner recorded four shutouts while making 21 saves and allowing just three goals for a 87.5% save percentage and a 0.43 GAA.

Travis Worra played for the Kickers on loan last week from DC United as the MLS side was idle last weekend during the international window. Former Ottawa Fury keeper Marcel DeBellis and Alex Wimmer are the other keepers on the Kickers roster. Our friend Ben Bromley of Black and Red United, who gets a hat tip for pointing out the Dorr Jr. article to us, thinks there’s a good chance Turner starts with DeBellis as the backup but both players will likely be in the Kickers gameday squad.

Brian Wright was the 20th overall pick for the Revs in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. The former University of Vermont star striker has yet to feature for the Revs this season.

The Kickers and RBNYII square off this Saturday, April 1st at 4pm from Montclair State University’s Soccer Park. The Roughnecks will play Saturday against Rio Grande Valley FC at ONEOK Park at 8pm. The Revolution will be playing at the Portland Timbers on Sunday, April 2nd, for a nationally televised game on ESPN at 9pm.