The Chicago Red Stars welcomed their National Team players back into the starting lineup and Katie Johnson scored the equalizer late in the match as Chicago earned a point in a 1-1 draw with Kansas City on April 21.
Through their first three matches, the Red Stars are 0-2-1.
The match saw the Red Stars debut of Mallory Pugh. Johnson would sub on for Pugh, and her impact was felt throughout the rest of the game.
Tierna Davidson made her 2021 debut for Chicago as well, and Julie Ertz and Alyssa Naeher rounded out the return debuts for the Red Stars squad.
The Red Stars conclude their 2021 Challenge Cup on the road in Seattle, taking on OL Reign on Tuesday, April 27, at 9 p.m. CT.