Matt Turner, the best goalie in MLS
With a 17-game winning season, a season-high in Major League Soccer (MLS), New England Revolution goalie Matt Turner took home the title of goalie of the year.
Turner notably made five shutouts in 28 games to help his team win the Supporters’ Shield, awarded to the team that finished first in the overall standings, by a 22-5-7 record. He conceded 35 goals during the season.
Aged 27, Turner thus became the first goalkeeper in franchise history to win this distinction.
Turner has not been successful only in front of the Revolution cage this year. He was indeed named MVP of the All-Star after a victory – and two saves in the shootout – against representatives of La Liga MX. He has also excelled on the international scene as evidenced by his 9-1-2 record with the American squad.
Turner received 43.60% of the votes split among players, members of team soccer operations and the media. Quebecer Maxime Crépeau, of the Vancouver Whitecaps, was also favored by 5.43% of voters.