FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Matt Turner sat the bench for his remaining 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 begin 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 affix Arsenal when the summer time switch window opens.
“There’s undoubtedly plenty of emotion,” Turner stated. “I am nonetheless studying how to deal with all that. On prime of that, my spouse’s in England 9 months pregnant. So, I obtained plenty 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 nasty notice. So once more, like I stated earlier than, I feel you know how every little thing ought to have gone and emotionally, I am completely happy due to the best way all people made me really feel tonight. I am unhappy as a result of I will miss all people, as effectively. 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 taking part in effectively,” Turner stated. “So, develop him into the position. You needn’t throw me right into a one-off recreation simply to say goodbye. It was an ideal night time in each sense of the phrase, anyhow, for my part, so it is a outcomes enterprise and three factors tonight. I feel the proper selections had been made all throughout the board.”
At Arsenal, Turner figures to begin as a backup to Aaron Ramsdale.
“It’s going to be attention-grabbing to see how he does on the subsequent stage,” New England coach Bruce Area stated. “Not solely nationwide workforce, however clearly, within the Premiership. It’s going to be the subsequent problem in his life, and he is not backed away from any challenges to this point so it will be attention-grabbing to see how he does.”
Bou scored the go-ahead purpose within the 69th minute to offer 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 a few for the Revolution.
Petrović saved six of seven shotsfor the Revolution. Dayne St. Clair saved one in every of three pictures for United.
Up subsequent for the Revolution is a matchup Sunday in opposition to the Vancouver Whitecaps on the highway, whereas United visits Inter Miami on Saturday.