VIDEO: Liverpool dud scores first goal in MLS with 90th minute winner

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Florent Sinama-Pongolle scored a winning goal against Houston Dynamo for the Chicago Fire last night.

When Liverpool snapped up Florent Sinama-Pongolle from Le Havre in 2001 they were believed to be signing one of the hottest prospects in world football.

Sinama-Pongolle arrived at Liverpool with a very impressive reputation for a teenager. He had just helped France win the FIFA under-17 World Championship - where he won the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe.

But much like the rest of that French team he never really went on to the great heights expected of him.

After essentially flopping at Liverpool he has played in Spain, Portugal and most recently he had a mixed time with Russian outfit FC Rostov.

That is not to say he did not have his moments. He was excellent at Recreativo Huelva in Spain, even earning a French cap in 2008. He also has plenty of silverware. A UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FA Cup medal apiece from his time at Liverpool - and a Russian Cup triumph from last season at Rostov.

This summer he struggled to find a team interested in his services, spending much of it as a free agent.

But two months ago the 30-year-old headed over to the USA and signed for MLS side Chicago Fire until the end of 2014.

Last night, he hit a landmark.

The Frenchman scored his first goal for the club - and it proved to be important.

He scored in the 90th minute against Houston Dynamo to claim a late win for his new team in his seventh appearance since his arrival. Up until now it looked as though he was not going to do enough to convince the Fire to keep hold of him, but after this headed strike he might have given himself a chance to prove himself.

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