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Chicago Fire 1, Real Salt Lake 0: Man of the Match

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Chicago Fire Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

We’re starting to see the emergence of one of the most exciting American players coming up through the youth ranks here on the lakefront. One of the big questions marks the last few years has been the question of where the emerging goalkeeping talent is. Tonight, the Chicago Fire answered that question with gusto. It’s right here on the lakefront, and he’s in the hometown jersey. Gabriel “Gaga” Slonina made 5 second-half saves to protect his clean sheet and lead his team to victory. It isn’t just his saves, though. Every week his command of the box and the defense gets better and better. The future is bright between the sticks, and the 17 year old gets our Man of the Match.

(Now let us know how you saw it. Vote for your choice for MOTM/WOTM in the poll below. The poll will be open for two days, after which we’ll publicize the results. (Note: if you’re viewing this post from AMP or Apple News, you won’t see the poll below. Feel free to tell us your pick in the comments.)

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MotM vs RSL

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  • 72%
    Gabriel Slonina
    (21 votes)
  • 0%
    Miguel Navarro
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    Jonathan Bornstein
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Mauricio Pineda
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Boris Sekulic
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    Álvero Medrán
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Gastón Giménez
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Federico Navarro
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Ignacio Aliseda
    (0 votes)
  • 10%
    Robert Beric
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Fabian Herbers
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Brian Gutierrez
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Chinonso Offor
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Jhan Espinoza
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Luka Stojanovic
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Wyatt Omsberg
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