Earlier this year, New England Revolution fans got to witness their goalkeeper get his first start for the United States Men’s National Team. Sadly they will have to wait.
The USMNT released their roster ahead of CONCACAF Nations League Finals with the first game taking place against Honduras on June 3rd. If the United States is able to win, they will meet either Costa Rica or Mexico in the Final on June 6th.
So who will be in net for the stars and stripes? Gregg Berhalter named three goalkeepers to the squad and Matt Turner was not one of them. Zack Steffen will likely be the starter as he is backed up by Ethan Horvath and the most polarizing goalkeeper in MLS, David Ochoa.
While the Revolution have a game on Sunday that might have inhibited Turner’s ability to actually play it’s a little disappointing to see him not make the roster.
But it’s not time to be down in the dumps. According to Jeff Lemieux, Bruce Arena is expecting Turner to be away from New England during the Gold Cup in July.
New England’s schedule during this time is rather jam packed. With the United States first game taking place on July 11th, the Revolution could be without Turner when they play Toronto FC, Atlanta United, and possibly matchups against Inter Miami and Montreal FC depending on how well the USMNT performs.
It will be interesting to see what happens but for now Turner will have to wait to get his second start for the USMNT.