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Mingo Minute: Chicago Fire’s Alex Monis makes Forward Madison debut in 2-1 loss

Chris Brady and Allan Rodriguez were both on the bench

Alex Monis
Forward Madison FC

Chicago Fire Homegrown forward Alex Monis made his professional debut over the weekend, coming on for Forward Madison FC late in a 2-1 loss at North Texas.

Monis, 17, replaced Paulo Junior in the 74th minute, looking to help the Mingos pull back a goal at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. It was the USL League One season opener for both teams.

Fellow Fire loanees Allan Rodriguez and Chris Brady were both unused substitutes in the match. The trio are loan through the rest of the season, but the Fire reserve the right to call them back at any time.

Forward will play its eight home matches at Hart Park in Wauwatosa, WI this season. Because of the pandemic, Dane County officials wouldn’t clear the team to play at its normal stadium, Breese Stevens Field in Madison.

While it’s unusual, it means the matches are a lot closer for Fire fans looking to make the trip up from Chicago. The Mingos will take on Greenville Triumph SC this Friday night at Hart Park at 7 p.m. You can check out the complete schedule here.