FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Matt Turner sat the bench for his ultimate recreation with the New England Revolution earlier than his switch to Arsenal, a 2-1 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
The 27-year-old, the main contender to start out for the USA within the World Cup, signed with New England in 2016 after he was neglected within the Main League Soccer draft.
He spent two years on mortgage to lower-tier Richmond, turned New England’s starter in 2018 and was voted MLS goalkeeper of the 12 months in 2021. He agreed in February to hitch Arsenal when the summer season switch window opens.
“There’s positively loads of emotion,” Turner mentioned. “I am nonetheless studying how to deal with all that. On high of that, my spouse’s in England 9 months pregnant. So, I acquired loads of stuff occurring. So, possibly I would not have put my greatest efficiency on the market tonight., after which I am kicking myself as a result of I left on a foul observe. So once more, like I mentioned earlier than, I believe you know how the whole lot ought to have gone and emotionally, I am comfortable due to the best way all people made me really feel tonight. I am unhappy as a result of I’ll miss all people, as nicely. However there’s simply so many different ones in between that it is onerous to essentially articulate.”
Djordje Petrović was in purpose for the Revolution. Turner performed his final MLS recreation on Might 28 earlier than reporting to the U.S. for World Cup warmup matches.
“Djordje has been enjoying nicely,” Turner mentioned. “So, develop him into the function. You need not throw me right into a one-off recreation simply to say goodbye. It was an ideal night time in each sense of the phrase, in any case, for my part, so it is a outcomes enterprise and three factors tonight. I believe the right selections had been made all throughout the board.”
At Arsenal, Turner figures to start out as a backup to Aaron Ramsdale.
“It will be attention-grabbing to see how he does on the subsequent stage,” New England coach Bruce Area mentioned. “Not solely nationwide staff, however clearly, within the Premiership. It will be the following problem in his life, and he is not backed away from any challenges up to now so it will be attention-grabbing to see how he does.”
Bou scored the go-ahead purpose within the 69th minute to present the Revolution (6-5-5) up 2-1. Dylan Borrero additionally scored for New England.
Emanuel Reynoso scored for United (5-7-3).
United outshot the Revolution 12-9, with seven pictures on purpose to 3 for the Revolution.
Petrović saved six of seven shotsfor the Revolution. Dayne St. Clair saved certainly one of three pictures for United.
Up subsequent for the Revolution is a matchup Sunday towards the Vancouver Whitecaps on the highway, whereas United visits Inter Miami on Saturday.