Goalie Matt Turner's Iconic Save Keeps USMNT Alive

Goalie Matt Turner's Iconic Save Keeps USMNT Alive originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Matt Turner to the rescue.

The U.S. men’s national team goalie made a remarkable save in the 64th minute off a header from Wales’ defender Ben Davies that turned out to be one of the most important plays of the match.

The legendary save preserved the USMNT’s 1-0 lead after a first half goal by forward Timothy Weah.

Moments later, Wales’ winger Gareth Bale evened the playing field off of a penalty kick, scoring the Land of Castles’ first World Cup goal in 64 years.

At 1-1 after 90 minutes of play, nine minutes were added to the clock, but with no follow up goals, the match ended in a tie. 

If it weren’t for Turner, we could’ve very well seen the U.S. go down in their first World Cup match in eight years.

The U.S. returns to action in a Group B showdown against England on Friday, Nov. 25. The coverage can be seen on Fox and Peacock in Spanish.