The Chicago Fire’s 18-year-old star goalkeeper, Gabriel “Gaga” Slonina, will represent the United States internationally, he announced this afternoon. Slonina is from Addison, Ill., and was born to Polish parents, making him eligible to represent either nation. He played for the U.S. at the youth levels, and was a backup keeper for USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter in the January 2022…

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