Michael Laudrup continued to learn more about his squad after the Swans claimed their first victory of the American tour.
Luke Moore scored the only goal as the Swans beat Ventura County Fusion 1-0 at Oxnard College in California.
After kicking the tour off with a 2-1 defeat to Colorado Rapids, Laudrup again handed his whole squad – minus Nathan Dyer, who has been suffering with tonsillitis – some game-time as they move towards the start of the Premier League campaign.
And the Swans boss was pleased with his team’s performance against the Premier Development League outfit.
“I was happy with the performance - the result was not the most important thing for me,” said Laudrup.
“Everybody played 45 minutes, and together with the game against Colorado Rapids I know a little more about the squad.
“It was difficult because they locked everything down and we played in short spaces. But we created seven or eight chances, which was good.
“We could have had more goals. We had a goal penalty converted to a corner, and a goal disallowed when he (Wayne Routledge) was ten metres onside.
“But Luke took his goal very well. Luke is not a specialist wide player, but we know his qualities and what he can bring. He can come inside and take up the forward role, which he did for the goal.
“So I’m pleased with the progression we are making as a squad.”
The victory over the Fusion also saw Michel Vorm and Gwion Edwards get their first action on the tour.
Vorm wasn’t used against the Rapids as he was given a rest following his exploits in the European Championships this summer, but the Penalty Killer showed his qualities once again with an outstanding first-half save to deny Fusion an opening goal.
Young winger Edwards also impressed, coming on for the second half and seeing one effort cannon off the far post while he was also denied twice by the Fusion keeper.
They were performances which handed Laudrup further positives from the friendly.
“Michel made a great save in the opening ten minutes, and he made another two good saves,” added Laudrup.
“Gwion came in for the second half and with a little more luck he could have scored two or three goals. It was important for him to get this experience.”
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