Major League Soccer

Fire GK Slonina, 18, on Poland's roster

(AP Photo/Doug Murray)

The Chicago Fire's Gabriel Slonina, an 18-year-old viewed as a goalkeeper of the future for the U.S. national team, was listed on Poland's 39-man roster announced by coach Czeslaw Michniewicz on Tuesday ahead of four Nations League matches next month.

Slonina, who turned 18 on Sunday, became Major League Soccer's youngest starting goalkeeper last Aug. 4 at 17 years, 81 days, in a 0-0 draw against New York City. He started 11 league matches last season. including the final 10, and has started the first 11 this year.

Born in Addison, Illinois, and of Polish descent, Slonina attended U.S. national team training camps in December and January but did not get into any matches. He has played for the U.S. at several youth national team levels.


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