The United States men’s national team could have a fight on their hands as Poland has called up goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina for their June UEFA Nations League games.
The 18-year-old dual national, who plays for the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer, has been a part of two training camps for the U.S. senior team. However, as he has not played in a game at the senior level, he is set to head across the Atlantic Ocean to join the Polish side for their games against Belgium, Wales, and the Netherlands next month.
Despite the call-up, Slonina will most likely not play in any games as four other goalkeepers have also been called up, namely Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus), Lukasz Skorupski (Bologna), Bartlomiej Dragowski (Fiorentina) and Kamil Grabara (Copenhagen).
Slonina is the latest player to get a call-up from another national team although he has not made a decision on his international future. USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter has in the past encouraged dual nationals to experience the environment with other national teams.
The Fire’s number one, who turned professional at 14 years old, has played for the U.S. at various youth levels.