Fire Homegrown Alex Monis makes professional debut in Forward Madison defeat

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Chicago Fire Homegrown forward Alex Monis received his professional debut this weekend while playing on loan at Forward Madison FC.

After the loan was announced on Friday, the 17-year-old Monis entered Madison's Saturday night contest against North Texas SC in the 74th minute and earned his first professional minutes. North Texas were 2-1 victors on the night.

Monis joined the Fire’s first team as the 18th Homegrown Player in Club history on March 11. A native of Naperville, Ill., Monis has been with the Club since 2015, featuring in the Fire Juniors and Academy programs. Prior to signing with the first team, Monis made 78 appearances (67 starts).  In 19 appearances (18 starts) for the Academy, Monis scored ten goals and added two assists.

Also included in Madison's 18-man matchday roster were fellow 2020 Fire Homegrown signings Allan Rodríguez and Chris Brady, who are additionally on loan with the Fire's USL League One affiliate.

Madison will next take on Greenville Triumph SC on Friday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m. CT at Hart Park.