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Matt Turner called up to USMNT for October World Cup Qualifiers

The people’s keeper seems to have an edge in the USMNT’s goalkeeper competition.

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When it comes to the United States Men’s National Team, Matt Turner was a relative nobody. up until 2021. Eight months later he has set records with the stars and stripes.

Gregg Berhalter announced his squad for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers and Turner once again made the cut. The New England Revolution goalkeeper is joined by fellow MLS keeper Sean Johnson and Manchester City’s goalkeeper Zack Steffen.

With the United States playing three games during the October international window, it seems likely that Turner gets some more looks in net.

After starting the year with no international experience, Turner has 10 caps which is more than 10 other players on the October roster. That is a record number for a USMNT goalkeeper in their debut season.

With an 8-0-2 record, Turner has a real chance to solidify his spot as the No.1 goalkeeper for the stars and stripes. With another window of great play, the 27-year-old could leave Berhalter with no choice but to make him the top goalkeeper.

Luckily for New England, Turner will miss no MLS competition as the Revs have a break in play during the window.

The United States goes up against Jamaica in Austin, Texas on October 7th at 7:30 p.m. ET and is then away at Panama on October 10th at 6:00 p.m. The USMNT concludes international play against Costa Rica in Columbus, Ohio on October 13th at 7:00 p.m.