MLS team Chicago Fire has added Academy product, Alex Monis at just 16, he is the 18th such signee in team lore, and is under contract untl 2023, wth a one year option.
HC Raphale Wicky informed "We're pleased to announce Alex as a Homegrown signing for the Chicago Fire. Alex is a talented player and while this is a huge step, we believe he is ready to develop within the first team environment and continue to sharpen his soccer abiliities."
From Napervillee IL, he has been with the organization since 2015, with the Fire Jrs. and Academy, he has 78 games, 67 starts. WIth 19 games, 18 starts in the academy he has ten goals and a pair of assists.
A staple of the USYNT he was last with the U-16's who took the 2019 Nike International Friendlies facing Turkey, assisting on the GWG to Dante Sealy.
Academy Technical DIrector Cedric Cattenoy stated "Alex has proven he is a great player not only within the Fire Academy, but at the international youth level. This is an amazing opprtunity for Alex that he has earned and will continue to develop his skills in a competitive environment."
The Fire return to action in their 3rd straight away game March 14 at Orlando kicking off at 6:30 p.m. CT. Live on WGN-TV, ESPN+ and in Spanish on TUDN Radio WRTO 1200 AM, pregame starts on ESPN+ at 6:15 p.m. CT presented by CIBC.
Back to Soldier Field for the home opener March 21 and Atlanta United at 2:20 p.m. CT.