Matt Turner, the goalie for the United States men’s national team, has officially joined Arsenal, the club confirmed on Monday. Turner has agreed to terms to join the Premier League side from the New England Revolution.
Turner will compete with Aaron Ramsdale and Bernd Leno for the No. 1 position when he joins Arsenal’s first squad for preseason training in July.
Since making his international debut in January 2021, the 28-year-old USA international has played 18 times for his nation. He was a key member of the team that qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, as well as the six games the United States played en route to winning the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Matt joined Jersey Express in the US Premier Development League following his graduation from Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he spent one season, before signing with the New England Revolution in 2016.
During his six years with the MLS franchise, Matt made 102 appearances for the New England Revolution and was chosen as the league’s Most Valuable Player in 2020 by both the fans and his teammates.
He was chosen to represent the Major League Soccer in the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, where he was awarded MVP and saved two penalties. Prior to joining the New England Revolution, Matt had a productive loan season with the Richmond Kickers in the United Soccer League in 2016.