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Career crossroads: Copa America 2024 could be make-or-break for USMNT goalkeeper Matt Turner

U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper Matt Turner is at a crossroad in his career. He’s the consensus starter for his nation under coach Gregg Berhalter, but this past spring, he couldn’t get near the ball at the club level.

Now? His future may depend on a standout showing at Copa America 2024 for the UWMNT, which open play Sunday against Bolivia in Arlington, Texas.

In January, Turner’ was struggling at Nottingham Forest, which brought in Belgian shot-stopper Matz Sels during the transfer window to replace him in net. The result? Turner was benched for the remainder of the season. Despite some woeful goalkeeping performances over the final stretch of the campaign from Sels, he’s still seen as the future of the club - which means Turner must make a decision.

At 29-years-old, and with a plethora of goalkeeping talent coming up in the U.S. pool, Turner may be getting his last chance with the USMNT at Copa America. Can he prove his doubters wrong, and potentially revive his club career in Europe with a brilliant tournament?

GOAL takes a look at what this summer means for the USMNT goalkeeper.

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