Class act... Henry's belter sealed all the points for New York (Getty)
Thierry Henry's stunning second-half strike secured a 1-0 Major League Soccer win for New York Red Bulls against Chicago Fire.
The former Arsenal and Barcelona striker controlled a diagonal pass on his chest before unleashing a left-footed volley, which flew in off the far post in the 71st minute.
The victory lifted New York to second place in the Eastern Conference standings - one point adrift of Sporting Kansas City, which went down 2-1 against Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Calen Carr's netted a goal in each half for Dynamo, with Kei Kamara's 42nd-minute equaliser for Sporting in between.
Los Angeles Galaxy scored twice in the final 10 minutes to salvage a 2-2 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.
David Beckham's deflected shot and 17-year-old Jose Villarreal's curling strike - his first MLS goal - nicked the point for the defending MLS Cup champion after first-half goals from Gershon Koffie and Barry Robson had put the home side in the driving seat.
Montreal Impact edged New England Revolution 2-1 at Stade Saputo.
Sanna Nyassi's brilliant second-half volley proving the difference between the teams after Patrice Bernier's penalty opener for Impact had been cancelled out by Lee Nguyen before the break.
The Western Conference-leading San Jose Earthquakes extended its advantage to seven points over Real Salt Lake with a 2-1 win against FC Dallas.
First-half goals from Marvin Chavez and Alan Gordon put the host in command before Hernan Pertuz grabbed an 89th-minute consolation.
Toronto FC clinched a third straight win with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Colorado Rapid at BMO Field.
Ryan Johnson and substitute Andrew Wiedeman were on target in the second half to condemn the Rapids - who had taken a first-half lead through Conor Casey - to a fourth consecutive loss.
Finally, Miller Bolanos' 16th-minute goal gave Chivas USA a 1-0 triumph over Portland Timbers.