New England Revolution

Nov 29, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; New England Revolution goal Keeper Matt Turner in action against the Orlando City SC at Orlando City Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

One of Boston’s top young athlete’s will make his debut on the international stage on Sunday. On Saturday afternoon, Revolution goalie Matt Turner was named the starter for the US Men’s National Team in Sunday’s friendly against Trinidad & Tobago. It will be his first appearance for the National Team at any level.

Turner was a superstar for the Revs during their Eastern Conference Championship Game run in 2020. In 22 starts for New England last season, he posted a 1.09 goals against average with six clean sheets. He was named the team MVP, and runner-up for MLS Goalie of the Year. The 26-year-old signed a contract extension with the Revolution last week.

“The reason I got into soccer was because of the World Cup run in 2010,” Turner said in a media call on Monday. “11 years later to have the chance to wear the crest on a matchday is nothing short of a dream come true.”

Sunday’s match kicks off at 7:00 p.m., on FS1. It’s an important one for the USMNT as they look for a resurgence after failing to qualify for the World Cup in 2020.

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