Chicago Fire Vs. Santos Laguna Final Score: Friendly Ends In 2-2 Tie

BRIDGEVIEW, IL - SEPTEMBER 08: Goalkeeper Becerra Miquel #25 of Club Santos Laguna deflects the ball against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park on September 8, 2012 in Bridgeview, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

The Chicago Fire and Mexican soccer club Santos Laguna played to a 2-2 draw during Saturday's friendly.

The Chicago Fire and Mexican soccer club Santos Laguna played to a 2-2 draw during Saturday night's friendly match at Toyota Park. The two teams had never played each other before, but openings in their respective schedules allowed for the opportunity.

With some key players sitting out of the match, including starter goalkeeper Sean Johnson, Fire head coach Frank Klopas had to mix in a variety of reserves. Chicago struggled badly in the first half, allowing a pair of early goals to trail 2-0, but the club rebounded nicely after the break.

The Fire quickly got on the scoreboard in the second half when Michael Videira scored from close range on a corner kick in the 48th minute, trimming the deficit to a single score. The equalizer came in the 63rd minute, when Corben Bone found an opening and put the ball past goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez.

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