His goal in the 29th minute opened the scoring in what ended a 2-2 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes, but Ferreira's goal was especially pleasing to head coach Hyndman.
"I thought it was really important," Hyndman said.
"I had talked to David just goofing around with him the other day before the game and I said to him that he had scored goals in Colombia, Brazil and even Dubai. What's the problem here? He said 'this time, it's coming to me. It's time for me to score'.
"It's good to see him score and he had another great chance that Kenny (Cooper) dropped back to him but he hit it right at the 'keeper.
"That's why we brought him, to be more of a difference-maker. I think with the structure we're using, he's getting a lot better touches and a lot better opportunities to set up teammates. We need to find more of that."