CHICAGO, Ill. (March 30, 2022) The Chicago Red Stars played Racing Louisville FC to a 0-0 draw and walked away with one point in a March 30 Challenge Cup match.
Some key moments of the game:
'11 an interception from McManus and a good pass from DiBernardo creates a chance for Pugh whose shot rattles off the right post.
'38 a ball from Pugh gives Cook a chance to face up the Louisville keeper, but the shot goes just wide left
'45 a shot from Louisville rattles the cross bar, is rebounded by Louisville but the shot goes just right of the net
'46 Howell goes one-on-one with Naeher who punches away the attempted chip shot
Ava Cook, Sarah Griffith and Mikenna McManus made their first starts of their professional careers and first Challenge Cup starts. This was McManus' first appearance for the Red Stars this season.
The Red Stars led the game in total shots, (13), possession (51.7%), passes (463) and corners (7).
Alyssa Naeher showed great form making several big saves, making sure the score stayed level and earning her Star of the Match.
Coming up: Chicago Red Stars vs Houston Dash on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 7 p.m. at SeatGeek Stadium (Bridgeview, Ilinois)
Disciplinary actions: '20 CHI: Nagasato yellow card
Lineup CHI: Alyssa Naeher, Zoe Morse, Kayla Sharples, Tatumn Milazzo, Mikenna McManus (Arin Wright), Yuki Nagasato, Vanessa DiBernardo (Danielle Colaprico), Alyssa Mautz (Bianca St-Georges), Sarah Griffith (Ella Stevens), Mallory Pugh (Morgan Gautrat), Ava Cook
Lineup LOU: Katie Lund, Gemma Bonner, Emily Fox, Julia Lester, Addisyn Merrick, Jaelin Howell (Savannah Malham), Lauren Milliet, Taylor Otto (Freja Olofsson), Emina Ekic, Kirsten Davis (Sh'Nia Gordon), Ebony Salmon