Youth and history highlighted Chicago Fire’s latest match when 17-year-old Gabriel Slonina became the youngest goalkeeper to start an MLS game. He then made some more history by becoming the youngest goalkeeper to post a shutout in a draw to New York City FC.
This time, Fire wants to give some attack to their young goalkeepers to support their victory on Sunday night hosting the New York Red Bulls.
Slonina committed to Chicago in 2019 following a development stint at the club’s academy and was 17 years 81 days on Wednesday when he blanked NYCFC. The previous record was held by Toronto FC goalkeeper David Monsalve. He was 18 years and 220 days when he played against Chicago in 2007.
Monsalve made a one-time appearance in MLS before embarking on a long international career. Tue (3-9-5, 14 points) hopes that Slonina will be the catalyst for the club entering this weekend, tied with the second lowest points at the Eastern Conference with Toronto.
“First and foremost, I am very grateful for my tie,” Slonina said. “A lot of hard work was spent at this moment, but I’m proud of the team that fought, drew and scored points. I know that every point is important in the season, so it’s very I’m grateful. I’m grateful to the team and I feel good now. “
On Wednesday, Slonina made four saves, but since scoring three goals in a row in Atlanta and Orlando City on July 3-7, Fire has had five unwinning skids (0). -2-3) has been reached. Chicago has been blank for the seventh time, including losing 2-0 at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ on May 1.
New York (5-7-4, 19 points) hasn’t won in the last five games (0-2-3) since defeating Orlando City on July 3, and is five points behind Columbus in seventh place this weekend. I participated in the final playoff spot. east.
On Wednesday, Red Bull visited FC Cincinnati and scored four shots in a scoreless draw. The Red Bulls fired 23 shots, but missed the best chance in the opening minute when Patryk Klimala’s shot went high in the 5th minute.
New York has been reduced to less than one goal in five out of eight games, but Gerhard Struber is struggling with the addition of centerback Lucas Monson to help defenders who have allowed 20 goals so far. I hope that.
“I found a great talent in Uruguay with Lucas,” Struber said on Friday. “He is a player with the ability to create very good moments in our playing style.”
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