Chico scores first Swansea goal in draw with San Jose
CHICO Flores scored his first Swansea City goal as Michael Laudrup's men ended their pre-season tour of America with a 2-2 draw at San Jose Earthquakes.
Swansea had led 2-0 with just ten minutes of the friendly remaining but a late double by San Jose substitute Steven Lenhart denied them a second victory on their American trip.
Both sides had created chances to open the scoring at Buck Shaw Stadium before Swansea striker Danny Graham broke the deadlock in the 41st minute.
Graham seized on a loose backpass and calmly beat home goalkeeper David Bingham.
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Swans stopper Michel Vorm kept his side in the lead with a fine save to deny Sercan Guvenisik during a period of pressure from the home side at the start of the second half.
The Premier League side withstood that spell and netted their second goal on the hour mark when summer signing Chico headed home his first goal for the club following a cross from centre-back partner Ashley Williams.
That looked set to give Swansea the win, but they were hit with by a late double by Lenhart.
San Jose pulled a goal back when Lenhart turned in a cross from fellow sub Shea Salinas, and the striker then levelled up the scores with another header in the 85th minute.
San Jose Earthquakes: Bingham (Newton 71), Zayner (Hustedt 80), Opara, Hernandez, Corrales, Garza (Dawkins 62), Ring (Thome 80), Stephenson (Wondolowski 71), Ballouchy (Lenhart 62), Guvenisik (Baca 71), Pizarro (Salinas 62).
Sub not used: Gordon.
Swansea City: Vorm, Rangel (Richards ht), Chico (Monk 75), Williams (Tate 62), Davies (Bessone 80), Britton (Agustien 62), de Guzman (Gower 75), Michu (Orlandi 80), Routledge (Dyer ht), Moore (Dobbie 62), Graham (Lita 75).
Subs not used: Tremmel, Edwards.