There has been talk over the last two seasons about when Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner would get his opportunity, like many goalkeepers have in the past, to represent the United States in international football competition.
With his invite into next week’s U.S. National Team pre-November break camp, he may get that opportunity.
Turner’s name was on Gregg Berhalter’s list of invitees Thursday afternoon for the pre-camp, which starts Saturday and will run all of next week in Bradenton, Florida.
The full roster for the U.S. National Team’s CONCACAF Nations League Group A tilts against Cuba (Friday, Nov. 15) and Canada (Tuesday, Nov. 19) will be released on Nov. 6.
After missing the first two months of the season in a reserve role for former manager Brad Friedel, Turner reclaimed the No. 1 spot in May and, outside of a two-match suspension and the road trip to Portland in late September, the New Jersey native didn’t relinquish the spot.
He was 8-4-7 as the Revs’ No. 1 in 2019, finished fifth in Major League Soccer’s Goalkeeper of the Year voting.
While we’re really excited for Matty Coolhands, we want to pump the brakes just a tiny bit. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves: this is a pre-camp, not the full go.