17-year-old Slonina has 4 saves, Fire and NYCFC play to 0-0 draw


New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson (1) stands near the goal during an MLS soccer game against the Los Angeles FC Saturday, May 29, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

CHICAGO — Gabriel Slonina became the youngest goalkeeper to start an MLS game and finished with four saves to help the Chicago Fire tie New York City FC 0-0 on Wednesday night.

At 17 years, 81 days, Slonina broke the record set by David Monsalve (18 years, 220 days) in 2007 with Toronto FC.

New York City played a man down after Keaton Parks was shown his second yellow card in the 73rd minute.

Chicago has lost only two of its last eight games after losing seven of its previous eight matches.

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