Revolution

Matt Turner signs new contract with Revolution – was it the right move?

The Revolution announced Wednesday morning that they have re-signed goalkeeper Matt Turner to a new multi-year contract, which will keep him with the Foxborough outfit for the foreseeable future.

As per club policy, terms of the deal were not announced.

Turner, who made a career-high nine stops in last Saturday’s 1-1 draw against New York Red Bulls, originally signed with the Revs in March 2016 after winning a spot on Jay Heaps’ penultimate roster following a successful preseason trial, and spent portions of his first two professional seasons on loan with Richmond of the USL. He made his Major League Soccer debut on Mar. 3, 2018, and has since made 40 starts.

The start of his 2019 was rocky for the Park Ridge, N.J. native, but became New England’s No. 1 shortly after the club fired Brad Friedel and has only missed two contests since due to a red card suspension delivered in June.

BSJ Analysis

A part of the puzzle for Year 25 — 2020 — and beyond has snapped into place.

The question is: is this the right move at this point in time for Matt Turner?