New England Revolution

REUNION, FLORIDA - JULY 09: Matt Turner #30 of New England Revolution looks on as the ball crosses during the second half against the Montreal Impact in the MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on July 09, 2020 in Reunion, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth,

They say there’s nothing better than going into the playoffs with a hot goaltender. Saturday night, the New England Revolution will do just that.

Revs goalie Matt Turner was named to the MLS ‘Team of the Week,’ the league tweeted out Friday afternoon. It reflects his performance in the group stage of the league’s MLS is Back Tournament.

Turner led the Revs to a 1-0-2 record in the stage, which included shutouts of the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC. The 26-year-old stopped 11 of the 12 shots he saw in the three games.

Speaking with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Zolak and Bertrand on Friday, Revolution head coach Bruce Arena said he believes Turner and Philadelphia Union goaltender Andre Blake the two best at the position in the tournament’s first round.

It just so happens those two will face each other in the first knockout round, Saturday night at 10:30.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at