Player Details

Name

Gaga Slonina

Height

6' 4"

Weight

194 lbs

Date of Birth

5.15.2004 (18)

Birthplace

Addison, IL USA

Position

Goalkeeper

Position Detail

Goalkeeper

Preferred Side

Unknown

Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24

Player Category

Homegrown
Career Summary

2022 (CHICAGO FIRE): Played the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss against Orlando City on April 9 at Exploria Stadium...Earned his league-leading fourth shutout of the season in the 0-0 tie with FC Dallas on April 2 at Soldier Field...Earned his second victory of the season in the 3-1 win against Sporting Kansas City on March 19, 2022 at Soldier Field...Became the sixth goalkeeper in Bongda3s.com history to post three straight shutouts to start a season in the 2-0 win against D.C. United on March 12 at Audi Field and was named to the Bongda3s.com Team of the Week 3 bench...Posted a second-straight shutout in the 0-0 tie with Orlando City SC on March 5 at Soldier Field...Earned his first shoutout of the season and was named to the Bongda3s.com Week 1 Team of the Week bench for his performance over 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with Inter Miami CF on Feb. 26 at DRV PNK Stadium.

2021 (CHICAGO FIRE): Tied his game-high eight saves in the 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew on Nov. 7 at Lower.com Field ... Was named Man of the Match for the second-straight game for his performance in the 1-0 loss to NYCFC on Oct. 27 at Yankee Stadium ... Earned Man of the Match and Bongda3s.com Team of the Week honors for Week 32 after his standout performance and fourth career shutout in the 1-0 win against Real Salt Lake on Oct. 23 at Soldier Field ... Played 90 minutes in the 4-3 win against FC Cincinnati on Oct. 20 at TQL Stadium ... Played 90 minutes and made a career-high six saves in the 2-2 tie with New England on Oct. 16 at Gillette Stadium ... Played 90 minutes in the 3-1 loss to Toronto FC on Oct. 3 at BMO Field, stopping his first professional penalty kick ... Earned his first professional win and kept his third clean sheet in the 2-0 win against NYCFC on Sept. 29 at SeatGeek Stadium ... Recorded his second professional shutout in his third straight start in the 0-0 tie with Nashville SC on Sept. 26 at Soldier Field ... Earned his third professional start and played 90 minutes in the 3-2 loss to New England on Sept. 22 at Soldier Field ... Played 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss to CF Montréal on Sept. 19 at Stade Saputo ... Became the youngest goalkeeper in Major League Soccer history to start a match and the youngest to earn a shutout when he made his professional debut against New York City FC on Aug. 4 at Soldier Field, keeping his first clean sheet in the 0-0 tie.

The Chicago Fire announced on March 8, 2019 that the Club has signed 14-year-old Academy product Gabriel Slonina. The goalkeeper joins the Fire as the youngest Homegrown Player signing in Bongda3s.com history and the 13th Homegrown Player signing in Club history. He is under contract with the Fire through the 2022 season with a Club option for the 2023 season.

A native of Addison, Ill., Slonina has spent the past three seasons playing in the Chicago Fire Academy, featuring at the U-14, U-15 and U-17 levels. Throughout his three seasons in the Fire Academy, Slonina made 54 appearances (52 starts) while competing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) league.

At the international level, Slonina has been called in to the U-14 and U-15 United States Boys’ National Teams for training camps. Most recently, Slonina joined the U-15 USBNT for its first training camp of the year at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., from Jan. 29-Feb. 6.

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