Sunday, September 9, 2012
Fire rally in friendly to tie Santos Laguna
The Chicago Fire rallied with two second-half goals to earn a 2-2 draw against reigning Mexican league champions Santos Laguna in an international friendly Saturday night at Toyota Park.
Michael Videira tallied first for the Fire in the 48th minute, taking a corner kick from Daniel Paladini while charging through the box and scoring on Santos goalkeeper Miguel Becerra from close range.
The Fire tied the game in the 63rd minute when Dominic Oduro found Corben Bone up the right side and Bone tallied under Becerra and inside the back post.
Santos forward Benjamin Joya started the scoring in the 24th minute, dribbling to the top of the Fire box before beating Fire goalie Paolo Tornaghi and inside the right post.
Santos struck again five minutes later when Daniel Luduena forced a turnover at the back. The Argentine attacker took a deflected ball off the feet of Videira before placing his effort to the left of Tornaghi.
The Fire return to league action on the road against Toronto FC at BMO Field on Wednesday.