New England Revolution News: Goalkeeper Matt Turner shot stoppage rates are historic

The 2021 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and an MLS Best XI selection,
Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner ranked atop the charts in several advanced and traditional statistical categories, including goals allowed minus
expected goals allowed. On Feb. 11, 2022, the Revolution agreed to terms for
Turner to join Arsenal of the English Premier League in a summer transfer.
For his MLS career, Turner has totaled -28.00 goals saved above expected,
the best total in MLS since the statistic began being tracked by American Soccer Analysis in 2013. Turner’s impressive total comes despite him
playing only four of the nine seasons during that span and seeing approximately 10,000 fewer minutes than the three next-closest players.

MLS LEADERS SINCE 2013:
GOALS ALLOWED MINUS EXPECTED GOALS ALLOWED
Rank Player Min. Played G-xG

  1. Matt Turner 9,590 -28.00
  2. Nick Rimando 18,976 -19.69
  3. Bill Hamid 21,001 -15.34
  4. Stefan Frei 23,571 -14.87
  5. Tim Melia 20,106 -13.74

In both MLS and international circles, Turner has also become notorious
for his heroics on penalty kicks. In the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, Turner stopped two penalties in a shootout to give the MLS All-Stars a win
over the Liga MX All-Stars and earn All-Star Game MVP honors. He was
also capped 13 times by the United States Men’s National Team, a record
for most appearances by a goalkeeper in their debut year, and set a new
USMNT mark with nine clean sheets in a calendar year.

MLS LEADERS: PENALTIES SAVE % SINCE 2020
Rank Player Teams Penalty SV%

  1. Matt Turner New England 0.50
  2. Andre Blake Philadelphia 0.43
  3. David Bingham LA, POR 0.40
    T-4. Pedro Gallese Orlando 0.29
    T-4. Tim Melia Kansas City 0.29
  • Minimum 5 Penalties Faced

With a scheduled transfer to Arsenal in June, Turner is looking to close out
his MLS career as one of the most successful goalkeepers in league history. Entering the 2022 season, Turner ranked tied for eighth in MLS annals
with a .583 career winning percentage:

MLS ALL-TIME LEADERS (1996-2021): GK WIN PCT. (MIN. 20 WINS)
Rank Player Team Win Pct. Record

  1. Tyler Miller* Minnesota .668 51-18-31
  2. Jorge Campos Chicago .644 29-16-0
  3. William Yarbrough* Colorado .640 25-11-14
  4. Kasey Keller Seattle .621 44-22-25
  5. Jaime Penedo LA Galaxy .620 25-12-17
  6. Michael Gspurning Seattle .615 24-13-11
  7. Marcus Hahnemann Seattle .603 41-27-0
    T-8. Mark Simpson D.C. United .583 26-18-4
    T-8. Matt Turner* New England .583 41-25-30
  8. Alex Bono* Toronto .580 48-31-27
  • Active MLS Player

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