New England Revolution

Matt Turner included in US roster for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

The Revolution goalkeeper has started all three games so far in the final round of qualifying.

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Matt Turner during the 1-1 draw between the US and Canada on Sept. 5 in a World Cup qualifying match. Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner was once again named to the United States men’s national team roster for a trio of upcoming World Cup qualifying games.

Turner, 27, will join the US team for games against Jamaica on Oct. 7, Panama on Oct. 10, and Costa Rica on Oct. 13.

The New England keeper will likely compete for a starting role with Manchester City backup Zack Steffen, having already featured in all three of the qualifiers held earlier in September.

The US currently ranks third in CONCACAF standings, with one win and two draws. There are 11 more games to be played in the final round of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup (set to be played in Qatar). The top three teams will automatically qualify, while the fourth-placed team will head into an inter-confederation playoff.

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Turner has become a fixture in net for the US in 2021. After making his international debut in January, he won plaudits for his performance in the team’s Gold Cup tournament win in July. After helping the US upset Mexico in the final, Turner was given the tournament’s “Best Goalkeeper” award.

And Turner won’t be the only Revolution player heading into international duty. Canadian winger Tajon Buchanan — having recently scored in a 3-0 qualifier win over El Salvador — is likely to also get another call-up (Canada hasn’t revealed its roster yet).

New England forward Adam Buksa was also included on Poland’s preliminary roster. The 25-year-old scored four goals in three games for Poland following his international debut during the last round of qualifiers, including a hat-trick in a 7-1 win over San Marino.

Fortunately for the Revolution, the team will pause following Wednesday’s game in Montreal until October 16. As a result, none of the players leaving for international duties are expected to miss any of New England’s upcoming games.

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