Simon continues to impress at high-flying San Jose Earthquakes in the MLS.
They are second in the Western Conference, two points adrift of Real Salt Lake but with a game in hand.
Academy graduate Simon, now 24, played 90 minutes as the Quakes dominated against Columbus Crew on Saturday, but needed a last-minute goal to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw.
The attacking midfielder/striker actually managed six of those attempts himself, but was denied twice point-blank by Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum.
Simon will now prepare to take on reigning champions LA Galaxy - and a meeting with a familiar face in Robbie Keane - on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, in Dublin, Oscar helped Shamrock Rovers get back to winning ways in the Airtricity League with a 3-1 win against Drogheda.
Indeed, Oscar helped set-up the first goal when his long clearance found Gary O'Neill, who released Gary McCabe to score.
Rovers, who we played in the group stages of last season's Europa League, are sit third in the table.