The Frenchman opened New York’s account in the ninth minute of the 2-2 draw with Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena when he curled Dane Richards’ tee up from outside the area into the far post giving Sean Johnson no chance.
The Fire responded just seven minutes later when Dominic Oduro netted his second goal in two games when he flicked in Patrick Nyarko’s cross from the left before Sebastian Grazzini grabbed his first MLS goal in the 24th minute with a follow-up after Chris Konopka kept out Oduro’s initial attempt.
But after taking the lead and then finding themselves behind, New York managed to take something from the match when Joel Lindpere got his sixth of the campaign with a brilliant 65th minute volley from a Richards cross.
Elsewhere in MLS, Chris Pontius scored twice as DC United hammered Vancouver Whitecaps 4-0 in Washington, Columbus Crew came from behind to defeat New England Revolution 3-1 at home, Colorado Rapids beat ten man San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 despite conceding first, Houston Dynamo recorded a 2-1 result over Portland Timbers in Texas, Toronto FC downed Real Salt Lake 1-0, Sebastian Le Toux scored twice from the penalty spot as Philadelphia Union and FC Dallas drew 2-2 as Seattle Sounders and Chivas USA played a scoreless draw.
2011 MLS season – Week 22 scores
San Jose Earthquakes: 1 (Joey Gjertsen 22’, red card: Sam Cronin 50’)
Colorado Rapids: 2 (Caleb Folan (p) 39’, Jeff Larentowicz 72’)
Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, CA – 10,525