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Chicago Fire, LA Galaxy Play to 0-0 Draw

Chicago goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, who is only 17, posted his fifth clean sheet of the season as neither team recorded a shot on net.

Gabriel Slonina GAGA Chicago Fire FC
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The Chicago Fire and LA Galaxy each did not record a shot on goal in a 0-0 draw Saturday night in front of more than 30,000 fans at Soldier Field.

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Douglas Costa each appeared to give the Galaxy (4-2-1) a 1-0 lead in the second half, but both goals were disallowed on offside calls. Costa’s was waived off through video review.

Kacper Przybylko had a great chance to give the Fire (2-1-4) a 1-0 lead in the 62nd minute, but failed to get a shot off on a breakaway. Chicago goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, who is only 17, posted his fifth clean sheet of the season, and ninth of his career.

The Fire saw captain Rafael Czichos ( MLS COVID-19 health and safety protocols) and Miguel Navarro (left knee) return to game action. Fabian Herbers (right hip) and Xheredan Shaqiri (left calf), however, missed their second straight game with injury. They each remain day-to-day.

What’s On Tap Next?

The Fire begin their quest for a fifth U.S. Open Cup when they play Union Omaha of USL League One on Tuesday at Soldier Field. Kickoff is slated for 8:00 p.m CDT.

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Brandon is a contributor for On Tap Sports Net covering the Chicago Blackhawks, Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Steel. He also covers the Blackhawks as an independent correspondent for NHL.com. Follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonmcain.

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