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 90 minutes in the 3-2 win over Charlotte FC on August 6 at Bank of America Stadium...Played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with Atlanta United on July 30 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes in the 3-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on July 23 at BC Place...Earned his ninth shutout of the season in the 1-0 win against Seattle Sounders on July 16 at Soldier Field… Earned his eighth shutout of the season in the 2-0 win against Toronto FC on July 13 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes in the 3-2 loss against the Columbus Crew on July 9 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 3 at PayPal Park...Earned his seventh shutout of the season in the 1-0 win against the Philadelphia Union on June 29 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes and made three saves in the 2-0 loss against the Houston Dynamo on June 25 at PNC Stadium...Earned his sixth shutout of the season and played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win against D.C. United on June 18 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes in the 3-2 loss against Toronto FC on May 28 at BMO Field...Played 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss against New York City FC on May 22 at Citi Field...Played 90 minutes in the 3-3 tie against New York Red Bulls on May 18 at Red Bull Arena...Played 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss against FC Cincinnati on May 14 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes in the 4-1 loss against Atlanta United on May 7 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium...Played 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss against New York Red Bulls on April 30 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes in the 3-0 loss against Minnesota United on April 23 at Allianz Field...Played 90 minutes and earned his fifth shutout of the season in the 0-0 tie with the LA Galaxy on April 16 at Soldier Field...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 MLS 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 MLS 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 MLS 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 MLS 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 MLS 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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