Turner returns from layoff, New England beats Miami 2-0

  • New England Revolution's Matt Turner, left, clears the ball past Inter Miami's Emerson Rodríguez during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass.

    New England Revolution's Matt Turner, left, clears the ball past Inter Miami's Emerson Rodríguez during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. Associated Press

  • New England Revolution's Adam Buksa (9) celebrates his goal with teammates, including Matt Polster (8) and Andrew Farrell (2), during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Inter Miami, Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass.

    New England Revolution's Adam Buksa (9) celebrates his goal with teammates, including Matt Polster (8) and Andrew Farrell (2), during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Inter Miami, Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. Associated Press

  • Inter Miami's Nick Marsman can not make a save on a goal by New England Revolution's Adam Buksa during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass.

    Inter Miami's Nick Marsman can not make a save on a goal by New England Revolution's Adam Buksa during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. Associated Press

  • Inter Miami's Damion Lowe (31) strikes New England Revolution's Adam Buksa (9), resulting in his second yellow card, during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass.

    Inter Miami's Damion Lowe (31) strikes New England Revolution's Adam Buksa (9), resulting in his second yellow card, during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. Associated Press

  • Inter Miami's Gregore (26) and New England Revolution's Jozy Altidore (14) compete for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass.

    Inter Miami's Gregore (26) and New England Revolution's Jozy Altidore (14) compete for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. Associated Press

  • Inter Miami's Robert Taylor, left, heads the ball against New England Revolution's DeJuan Jones during the second half of an MLS soccer game, Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass.

    Inter Miami's Robert Taylor, left, heads the ball against New England Revolution's DeJuan Jones during the second half of an MLS soccer game, Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. Associated Press

  • New England Revolution's Damian Rivera (72) tries to control the ball in front of Inter Miami's DeAndre Yedlin (2) during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass.

    New England Revolution's Damian Rivera (72) tries to control the ball in front of Inter Miami's DeAndre Yedlin (2) during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. Associated Press

  • New England Revolution's Adam Buksa lies on the ground as the referee holds a red card for Inter Miami's Damion Lowe for a second yellow card, during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass.

    New England Revolution's Adam Buksa lies on the ground as the referee holds a red card for Inter Miami's Damion Lowe for a second yellow card, during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. Associated Press

 
 
Posted5/1/2022 7:00 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Matt Turner returned from an ankle injury that had sidelined him since early February and made three saves in the start of his final season with New England, helping the Revolution beat Inter Miami 2-0 on Saturday night.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper, who agreed in February to join Arsenal this summer, had not appeared in a competitive match since Feb. 2, when he played for the United States in a World Cup qualifier against Honduras in St. Paul, Minnesota. That match was played on a night with a kickoff temperature of 3 degrees (minus-16 Celsius) with a minus-14 wind chill at Allianz Field, and New England coach Bruce Arena said Turner suffered frostbite.

 

Turner said that injury was to his left foot, and the lengthy layoff was due to him hurting his right foot during a closed-door scrimmage against Los Angeles FC, a match the Revolution said took place Feb. 9.

Turner had supplanted Manchester City's Zack Steffen as the top American goalkeeper. With Steffen in goal, the U.S qualified in late March for a return to the World Cup.

Damian Rivera scored in his first Major League Soccer start. The 19-year-old homegrown attacker took a Carles Gil feed and beat Nick Marsman at his near post, putting the Revs (3-5-1) up 1-0 less than a minute into the game.

Adam Buksa capped the scoring with a goal in the 64th minute - four minutes after Inter Miami center back Damion Lowe was sent off for a second yellow card.

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Inter Miami finished the match another man down after Jairo Quinteros was sent off in the 76th minute for a second yellow card.

The Revolution outshot Miami 15-7 with a 6-3 edge in shots on goal.

Nick Marsman saved four of the six shots he faced for Miami.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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