Revolution's Matt Turner sheds light on potential future overseas

DJ Bean
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Matt Turner sheds light on potential future overseas originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Matt Turner keeps getting better.

The undrafted goalie out of Fairfield has developed into a star for the Revs. He leads Major League Soccer in save percentage, is a candidate for the Best XI (the All-Pro of MLS) and is in contention for the starting job on the US National Team.

The good news there: The Revolution, who are finally nearing full health with their three designated players, are loaded as the playoffs near.

The bad news: Turner's seemingly earning himself a job in Europe.

The Revolution have Turner under contract for three more seasons. It's been speculated that European teams could make a bid for the goalie, who does have a European passport, after the season.

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Speaking on NBC Sports Boston Tuesday, Turner was honest about his desire to win in New England and dream to play overseas.

"I love it here. I've made tons and tons of strides as a goalkeeper, as a person. I just bought a condo," Turner said. "This is my home, but at the same time, if there was a challenge that arose overseas, it would be really hard to say no. Obviously, I'm under contract in New England, so it would take somebody coming in and really putting an investment into me and into the club in order to get me to go over there.

"If I go over to Europe, it would be a dream come true, because I would be able to challenge myself at the highest level possible. I want to play at the highest level I possibly can. The number of years you can play soccer is only so many, so while I can, and while I'm playing well, if that opportunity arose, it would be hard to say no, like I said, but I'm really happy here in New England.

"I want to play, I want to win games here and I kind of let everything else take care of itself. I want to play a game for the National Team, and if the best way for me to do that is to end up over in Europe, I hope the club would show me the same respect."

Turner, 26, leads the league with a 79.2 save percentage. He has a career-high six shutouts in 19 games.