Revolution sign goalkeeper Matt Turner to multi-year contract extension

Dave Green

Matt Turner is having a pretty good week.

This past Saturday, the Revs goalkeeper made a career-high nine saves, helping New England salvage a 1-1 tie and an all-important point in the playoff chase. And he followed that up on Wednesday by signing a multi-year contract extension.

"I'm thrilled to continue my career with the club that took a chance on me as an undrafted rookie from a small school, invested in my development, and gave me an opportunity to prove myself at this level," Turner said in a team press release. "I can't wait to continue playing in front of The Fort, expand my work in the community, and hopefully bring a championship to this great city that I now consider my home." 

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Turner has spent his entire MLS career with the Revs after joining the team as an undrafted player out of Fairfield in March 2016, and despite not making a single appearance in his first two seasons, he now ranks seventh in club history in both games started in goal and wins. This season, he's racked up a 6-2-4 record with 50 saves and three shutouts - and his save percentage (73.5) and winning percentage (.667) both rank among the top five of all MLS goalkeepers. Not bad for a player who didn't start the season as the team's starter.

"Since I arrived at the club earlier this year, Matt has been a consummate professional and an excellent ambassador for the Revolution on and off the field." Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena said. "We hope to see Matt in a Revolution shirt for years to come, and we look forward to seeing him continue to develop as a goalkeeper and a leader in our locker room."

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