Matt Turner’s seven save performance against New York City FC over the weekend notched him a place in New England Revolution history as the first Revs goal keeper to claim an MLS Player of the Week award.
Turner is the first-ever #NERevs goalkeeper to win MLS Player of the Week (which is absurd because it means Matt Reis never won), and the first overall since Kei Kamara in 2017 (which is absurd because it means Carles Gil has never won).— Jeff Lemieux (@jeff_lemieux) June 21, 2021
But damn, what a worthy performance. https://t.co/8j5LkLwzix
No seriously, how did Matt Reis never win one of these? Or 2014 Bobby Shuttleworth? Don’t get me started on Carles Gil. But seriously, of Turner’s seven saves, one was against a penalty and at least two others were worldies and of course a double save at the top of his area as he was clearly the difference between the Revs winning that game or giving up like 4 or 5 goals.
I mean just look at this highlight reel. This is a season’s worth of epic saves in just ninety minutes against one of the better teams in the East.
Matt Turner was pretty good tonight pic.twitter.com/85HOMSaOK7— chris russell (@watke_) June 20, 2021
Joining Turner on the league’s Team of the Week is Gil and head coach Bruce Arena who continues to push a lot of the right buttons with his lineup. Gil notched the primary assist off a free kick to Jon Bell as the defeder rejoined the lineup and notched his first MLS goal, though he was critical of his and the team’s defensive performance post game. Gustavo Bou hit a rocket to open the scoring as he also rejoined the starting lineup and Tajon Buchanan came off the bench for the game winning assist (secondary helper from Gil) to Tommy McNamara who started out wide.