Turner sees World Cup hopes end against Dutch

Matt Turner makes a save for the USA against the Netherlands

Matt Turner saw his World Cup adventure come to an end as the USA succumbed 3-1 to the Netherlands in the round of 16.

First-half goals from Memphis Depay and Daley Blind put the Dutch in control of proceedings, although Matt put in an excellent display between the posts to keep his team in the contest.

The shot-stopper did well to tip over a deflected Depay effort before making an excellent double save to deny both goalscorers, which proved potentially vital when Hadji Wright’s fortuitous effort pulled the US back within striking distance.

However, Denzel Dumfries struck nine minutes from time to hault the comeback and advance to the quarter-finals at the US’ expense.

It proved to be a tournament to remember for our custodian, who made his World Cup debut against Wales in the opening game. Matt then created a small piece of US Soccer history by becoming their first goalkeeper to keep multiple clean sheets at a tournament since 1930, after back-to-back shutouts against England and Iran to help them remain unbeaten during the group stage.

His four appearances at Qatar takes his cap tally to 24, during which time he’s kept 16 clean sheets for his nation.

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