Earthquakes draw 2-2 with Swansea City
Steven Lenhart scored twice in the final 11 minutes to help the
MLS-leading San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 draw against English
Premier League side Swansea City in a friendly on Tuesday.
The Swans, who had goals from Danny Graham and Chico in the 41st
and 60th minutes, ha a win, a draw and a loss on their preseason
Lenhart, a second-half substitute, crashed home a beautiful
square pass from Shea Salinas to bring San Jose back within a goal
in the 79th. Then he headed home a curling cross from Rafael Baca
deep on the right wing to equalize in the 85th.
Graham, the Swans’ leading scorer last season with 12 Premier
League goals, took advantage of a botched back pass to give Swansea
the lead just before halftime.
Graham scooped up a loose ball after an attempted back pass from
San Jose defender Ramiro Corrales failed to connect with goalkeeper
David Bingham. Graham rounded Bingham and easily slotted the ball
Chico, a Spanish center back signed by Swansea City earlier this
month from Genoa, powered home a header in the 60th minute despite
Bingham’s efforts at the back post.
Leroy Lita had a couple of late chances for Swansea, but