While some United States Men’s National Team fans will be upset with Thursday’s 0-0 draw, but they can’t complain about Matt Turner.
The New England Revolution goalkeeper recorded yet another clean sheet against El Salvador. While he didn’t face a lot of pressure, when he was called upon Turner answered the bell. Particularly the save off a corner in the 57th minute was the highlight of the game for him.
Besides his shot-stopping, Thursday’s game was a chance for Turner to show off his distribution and footwork with Gregg Berhalter’s love for playing out of the back. While Turner has improved, there is definitely still room for him to grow in this area of the game.
Turner was one of 12 USMNT players to make their World Cup qualifying debut against El Salvador. Along with the likes of Sergino Dest and Gio Reyna, Turner found out that no away game is an easy one in CONCACAF.
Eight games to his USMNT career, Turner has had an amazing start. He has only allowed one goal and had a goals against average of 0.12.
Next up for the stars and stripes is a home matchup against Canada on Sunday night that will likely see Turner go up against his Revolution teammate Tajon Buchanan.