And then, he wasn’t.
The U.S. U18 Men’s National Team goalkeeper bolted for Europe after a game, but it didn't matter to the Sporting coaching staff or team, as they were more than confident in backup Andrew Dittemore.
The 17-year-old has been in the net ever since Turner's depature, and helped Sporting KC U18 to a 5-4-2 record in the 11 games that he has started in goal. The 6-3 net minder has grabbed the attention of a few college coaches with his play during that stretch.
Now, midway through his junior year in high school, the recruiting is intensifying, and he is exploring his options.