Sunday was all about Matt Turner. The New England Revolution goalkeeper got the first international start of his career for the United States Men’s National Team and he didn't disappoint.
While Turner wasn’t busy in the first half, he did get to show how he works with the ball at his feet. That was something that Gregg Berhalter mentioned prior to the game as a part of Turner’s game that he needed to work on.
Turner got his big moment in the second half. He had to stop a penalty kick and when the USMNT needed him he came up clutch.
It was one of the big saves that fans in New England are used to seeing. In the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, Turner denied Nani in another crucial penalty kick save.
It was a big night for the Revs and their fans. Everyone was proud to see Turner get his first start. This includes Turner’s teammates who had plenty to say on Twitter.
Yes Turner!!!!!!— DeJuan Jones (@dejuanjones24) February 1, 2021
NERevs debut: penalty save— Henry Kessler (@HenryKessler4) February 1, 2021
USMNT debut: penalty save
It’s what he does https://t.co/O4aZVGSIBm
Haha @headdturnerr are you kidding me easy sniffff #GG pic.twitter.com/KUBCXiOHdC— Andrew Farrell (@2Fast2Farrell) February 1, 2021
The love didn’t stop there. Some former Revs players also gave Turner a shout out.
Save a Pen on your debut???? @headdturnerr you are a baller bro #GGs— KelynRowe (@Krowe210) February 1, 2021
@headdturnerr let’s gooooooooooooo!!!!!— Jalil Anibaba (@jalil_anibaba4) February 1, 2021
So as you can see Revs players past and present were excited to see Turner shine on the international stage. Hopefully this is just the start for Turner and the USMNT.