There’s no doubt that Matt Turner has a big opportunity ahead of him.
Turner has been called up for the 2021 Gold Cup and appears to be the starter for the United States Men’s National Team.
The New England Revolution goalkeeper received his first international start in a friendly against Trinidad & Tobago earlier in the year. He recorded a clean sheet and made a great penalty save.
When you pair this with his continued dominance in MLS, Turner is making waves across the soccer world and getting his name involved in the starting goalkeeper conversation for the USMNT.
But in the past Turner has also talked about his aspirations to play soccer overseas. He has been quoted as saying that it’s always been a goal of his to play in Europe.
Speaking with the media on Friday, Turner seems to be taking things day by day with the national team instead of looking ahead to what could possibly come out of a successful Gold Cup campaign.
The 27-year-old said, “Absolutely, there’s no secret that the stage is a little bit bigger when you’re playing with the national team but job one is winning that job and making sure that I’m out there and playing most of the games here. So that takes focus every single day in training and we’re not looking forward to far. We’re just going to look at every single day, making sure that we take care of business on the training field and let the chips fall where they may.”
Turner will get his first opportunity to prove himself in an international tournament as the USMNT faces Haiti on Sunday night. If New England’s goalkeeper performs as he has in MLS, his time with the Revolution could be nearing its end as European clubs come knocking down Foxboro trying to acquire Turner’s services.