Matt Turner Wages & Contract
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Who is Matt Turner?
Matt Turner is a professional football player who currently plays for Premier League club Arsenal and the United States national team as a goalkeeper.
For the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar, Matt Turner was selected to play as the number-one keeper for the United States. Turner became the first US goalkeeper to achieve multiple clean sheets in a single FIFA World Cup edition since 1930 keeping two throughout the tournament.
Life of Matt Turner
Matt Turner, or Matthew Charles Turner, was born in Park Ridge, New Jersey, United States, on June 24, 1994. When his parents were immigrating to the United States, their original surname, “Turnovski”, was anglicized to “Turner” in Ellis Island.
For the 2016/2017 season, he joined the United Soccer League club, the Richmond Kickers on loan. On April 30, he made his professional debut for the club against Toronto FC II where the team managed to secure a 1-0 victory. During his time on loan with the Kickers, Turner managed a record of seven clean sheets in 27 starts.
In the season that followed, Turner continued to impress and received numerous awards for his performances. One notable reward was when he was named 2021 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, making him the first goalkeeper in New England Revolution history to achieve this.
Matt Turner’s Style of Play
Matt Turner is a goalkeeper recognized for his fast reflexes, shot-stopping ability, and command of the box. His distribution skills and footwork, which enable him to launch counterattacks for his side form a strong part of his game too. Turner is regarded as a modern keeper who can play out from the back and is comfortable with the ball at his feet.
He has strong decision-making abilities, communication skills, and a vision for making passes that put his team in strong positions. Turner has shown his mental fortitude in high-pressure situations and remains at the top of his game when it really counts.
Matt Turner’s Contract
On July 1, 2022, Matt Turner left New England Revolution, and joined the Premier League side Arsenal for a transfer fee of around £7,500,000. Arsenal were on the lookout for a backup goalkeeper for Aaron Ramsdale. However, they also wanted to sign a young player who could potentially go on to start for the first team.
Matt Turner’s Achievements
Matt Turner has had several notable accomplishments throughout his professional career including:
- Gold Cup Winner and Goalkeeper of the Year in 2021
- Winner of the Supporter’s Shield in 2020/2021
- New England Revolution's Defensive Player of the Year in 2017
- New England Revolution's MVP, MLS All-Star team, and the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award finalist in 2019
- MLS Best XI and the New England Revolution Defensive Player of the Year in 2020
- MLS All-Star Game MVP in 2021
Matt Turner also has a number of international caps with the United States men's national football team and has cemented himself as their first-choice keeper.