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Matt Turner Leads Revs in MLS Weekly Awards

Matt Turner claims the Revs first MLS Player of The Week award since 2017 with a seven save performance against NYCFC.

New England Revolution v New York City FC Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images

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.

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.

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.

New England plays a double game week with a home match tomorrow (Wednesday) against New York Red Bulls before a Saturday tilt at Frisco, TX against FC Dallas.