RAYYAN, Qatar — Matt Turner was the starting goalkeeper for the United States in the World Cup opener Monday, and barring unforeseen events, he will retain the job for Friday’s showdown against England and for as long as the men’s national team remains in the competition.
How improbable is all this? Let him explain.
“I’ve done my reflecting. It’s crazy — bananas even,” Turner said. “It’s stuff you wouldn’t even think to write about, because it would be like: ‘Oh, that doesn’t even make sense. That’s not real.’ It’s a pretty wild story compared to the people that I share a locker room with every day and their upbringing through the game. It’s a unicorn.”