Carli Lloyd hit the crossbar in the first half for Gotham FC. (Photo courtesy  of Gotham FC)

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – NJ/NY Gotham FC and the Chicago Red Stars played to a 0-0 draw in a National Women’s Soccer League game at SeatGeek Stadium Saturday night.

The visitors, who remained unbeaten at 1-0-1, hit the crossbar twice in the opening half. Carli Lloyd knocked the ball off the woodwork in the 14th minute before Evelyn Viens bounced her attempt off the bar later in the half.

Chicago’s best chance came in the 68th minute when Mallory Pugh chase down a long ball from Casey Krueger and found a streaking Kealia Watt at the near post. Gothan FC’s Midge Purce knocked the ball away and ruin the chance for the home side.

Gotham FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan and Chicago’s Alyssa Naeher, the U.S. women’s national team keeper, each secured a clean sheet.

The Red Stars head to Kansas City for a Challenge Cup rematch Wednesday.

Gotham FC will return to Red Bull Arena next Sunday as it looks to avenge its Challenge Cup Championship loss to Portland at 3 p.m.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at