Chelsea youngster Gabriel Slonina made an incredible save during his international debut for the United States last night.

The 18-year-old was one of numerous players handed their first appearance as the international side look to move into a new era after the World Cup.

They reached the knockout stages of the tournament in Qatar last month off the back of the leadership and braveness of Christian Pulisic, however it came to an end following a sensational performance from Chelsea target Denzel Dumfries.

Serbia v United States
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With a friendly organised in the middle of the season, it gave the USMNT the perfect chance to experiment with a number of young talents.

Slonina was one of those, and despite the 2-1 loss he certainly made his mark in between the sticks.

He made a sensational stop to deny Serbia on the counter attack, impressing his teammates and supporters in the process.

Slonina makes unbelievable save

Slonina is now back with the Blues after spending the rest of the MLS season on loan with his former club Chicago Fire.

He has been training with Graham Potter’s side since December, with it unclear what the future holds for the goalkeeper.

The teenager made his debut for the U21 side earlier this month, keeping a clean sheet in the Premier League 2 win over Wolves.

Reports have frequently linked him with a loan move away from the club for the remainder of the season, with him likely too inexperienced to challenge for a role at Stamford Bridge yet.

That door is certainly open for the future though. It is unlikely either Kepa Arrizabalaga or Edouard Mendy will be the long-term first choice at the club.

Despite links to Premier League stars David Raya and Robert Sanchez, if Slonina continues on his trajectory it may not be long until he’s part of the first team setup.

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