LAFC draw Toronto FC 2-2 in expansion club's first-ever preseason match

LAFC took the pitch together for a live match for the first time in the expansion club's history on Friday, pulling out a 2-2 draw against defending MLS Cup champion Toronto FC in a match played in Los Angeles.

Costa Rican international Marco Urena hit a brace in the second half as the hosts twice came from a goal down. For Toronto, Tsubasa Endoh scored in the first half before Sebastian Giovinco hit the back of the net in the second.

LAFC were without Designated Player signing Carlos Vela, who participated in the Mexican national team's friendly victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday. Even so, the encounter provided fans a long-awaited look at how coach Bob Bradley's squad might play when the games start for real on the first weekend in March.

Meanwhile, the match was the end of the first phase of Toronto's preseason. After a brief stop back home, coach Greg Vanney's squad depart Tuesday for a week-long camp Mexico City ahead of their CONCACAF Champions League fixture at the Colorado Rapids on Feb. 20


First Half

LAFC: Quillan Roberts*; Jordan Harvey, Dejan Jakovic, Jordan Jones, Tristan Blackmon; Maurice Edu*, Bryan de la Fuente*, Calum Mallace; Shaft Brewer*, Rodrigo Pacheco, Aaron Kovar

Toronto FC: Clint Irwin (Alex Bono), Nick Hagglund, Julian Dunn (Rocco Romeo), Tim Kubel, Ashtone Morgan, Liam Fraser, Jay Chapman, Noble Okello, Tsubasa Endoh, Ben Spencer, Ayo Akinola, (Jordan Hamilton)

*Player currently on trial with LAFC but not under contract

Second Half

LAFC: Tyler Miller; Joao Moutinho, Laurent Ciman, Walker Zimmerman, Steven Beitashour; Nicolas Czomomaz*, Pol Calvet Planellas, Benny Feilhaber; Diego Rossi, Marco Ureña, Latif Blessing

Toronto FC: Alex Bono, Nick Hagglund (Chris Mavinga), Drew Moor, Rocco Romeo (Jonathan Osorio), Nico Hasler, Ashtone Morgan (Justin Morrow), Michael Bradley, Marky Delgado, Jay Chapman (Victor Vazquez), Sebastian Giovinco, Jordan Hamilton (Jozy Altidore)