Bunch of "Fairfield Stags" shout outs from the studio, tonight. Turner has looked great in the Gold Cup.
Just to add to the discussion...
The talk about Turner is that he's a great shot-stopper - but not as good with distribution and his feet. While he certainly isn't as smooth as other GKs with the ball.... my take on this is it's somewhat like complaining about a baseball catcher not being able to steal bases.
The talk after the game was that Turner really looks like a 1A GK (behind Steffen) for the USMNT. The studio consensus was that if Steffen were not available for WC qualifying matches - the US would be just fine with Turner as the keeper. I tend to agree.
USA WINS 2021 CONCACAF GOLD CUP WITH DRAMATIC 1-0 EXTRA-TIME VICTORY AGAINST MEXICO USMNT DEFEATS MEXICO IN SECOND-STRAIGHT FINAL THIS SUMMER TO CLAIM SEVENTH CONFEDERATION CROWN; MILES ROBINSON SCORES GAME-WINNER WITH 117TH-MINUTE HEADER
Fairfield gets a shoutout on the pregame show when Matt Turner is profiled. He was named the outstanding goalie of the event. Could anyone else be awarded that honor. Played every minute of every game of the Gold Cup as the US finished 6-0. Turner claimed five shutouts and surrendered only one goal in the six games, that on a penalty kick. Two outstanding saves in the first half against Mexico in the championship game. The MVP for the Gold Cup event was a forward from Mexico but the announcers opined that Turner might validly make a claim for that honor. Congratulations to Matt and the team.