Player Details


Tim Cahill


5' 10"


150 lbs

Date of Birth

12.6.1979 (44)


Sydney, Australia


Career Summary

How Acquired:  Signed on July 26, 2012 as a Designated Player


2013: MLS Best XI selection, MLS All-Star, Red Bulls team MVP, Red Bulls Golden Boot winner … Led club with 11 goals, including five game-winning tallies, and added five assists in first full season in Major League Soccer … Was voted to league’s Best XI as a midfielder … Was at his best during New York’s surge to the Supporters’ Shield title, scoring seven goals and adding two assists in the final 11 games … His five game-winning goals tied for third in the league, and he added two dramatic game-tying goals down the stretch … The Red Bulls were 14-5-8 with Cahill in the lineup (he started each of his 27 games) and 3-4 when he did not start … Named a Commissioner’s Pick to the 2013 MLS All-Star Game but did not play due to injury … Scored fastest goal in MLS history when he needed only eight seconds to find the net with a long-range shot at Houston on Oct. 20, his third consecutive game with a goal … Most dramatic moment came on Oct. 5, when he headed in tying goal in 97th minute of 2-2 tie vs. New England, allowing the Red Bulls to clinch a playoff spot … Had scored game-tying goal in 76th minute of previous game, a 1-1 tie at Seattle on Sept. 29 … Also scored in stoppage time on May 19 to give New York a 1-0 win vs. two-time defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy, his fourth goal in five games … Struck for game-winning goals in back-to-back games on April 27, when he scored both goals in 2-1 win at Toronto, and May 4, when he scored in the 80th minute of 1-0 win at Columbus … Other game-winning goal came in 2-1 win vs. D.C. United on Aug. 31, when he had a goal and an assist … Suffered a torn PCL in 4-3 win vs. Real Salt Lake on July 27 yet still scored opening goal … Missed All-Star Game and two Red Bulls games before returning on Aug. 17 … Playoffs: Keyed the Red Bulls’ surge to a 2-0 lead in conference semifinal series vs. Houston when he opened the scoring with a header and set up Eric Alexander’s goal with a through ball in 2-2 tie at Houston on Nov. 3 … Played all 120 minutes despite injury in 2-1 overtime loss vs. Houston in second leg on Nov. 6 … U.S. Open Cup: Did not appear … Other: Played first half of 2-2 friendly tie vs. Olympique Lyonnais on July 16.

2012: Following his move to MLS, Cahill made his Red Bulls debut in an exhibition July 31 versus Tottenham at Red Bull Arena, earning a penalty kick that Kenny Cooper converted in a 2-1 loss … Made MLS debut Aug. 3 at Houston, playing full 90 minutes … Registered first two assists on Aug. 10 in 2-0 win vs. Houston … Scored first MLS goal on Aug. 19 in 3-2 win vs. Portland … Wore captain’s armband at Sporting Kansas City on Aug. 26 … Playoffs: Made first playoff appearance on Nov. 3 at D.C. United and started in team’s two playoff games.

2011-12: Tallied a total of three goals and three assists in 41 total appearances for Everton.

2010-2011: Made 28 total appearances and scored nine goals and four assists in League play. Was third in goals in the club.

2009-10: Played in 43 games for Everton in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and six assists.

2008-09: Was the team’s leading scorer in the Premiership with eight goals in 30 appearances. Also added five assists. Helped team get to FA Cup Final, where they were runners-up to Chelsea.

2007-08: Had a total of 28 appearances, tallying 10 goals and four assists. Qualified for 2008-09 UEFA Cup.

2006-07: Featured in 21 games in all competitions and recorded seven goals and four assists. Was one of 50 nominees for the Ballon D’Or, being the first Everton player in 18 years to be named. Qualified for 2007-08 UEFA Cup.

2005-06: Played in 39 games, amassing eight goals and five assists in all competitions. First of four seasons that Cahill played in European competition.

2004-05: In first year with Everton, Cahill was team’s leading scorer in Premier League with 11 goals in 33 appearances. Was named Everton Player of the Season and helped Everton earn a fourth-place finish in the league and a UEFA Champions League berth.

1999-2004: Started English career at Millwall, appearing in 217 games and tallying 52 goals. Helped Millwall earn UEFA Cup spot and berth in FA Cup Final in 2004, when they fell to Manchester United. Previously came from Sydney United.

International: Australia international (65 caps, 29 goals) … Joint all-time leading scorer for Australia national team and two-time World Cup participant … Tied Damian Mori for Australia goalscoring record on November 19, 2013, with header for 29th career international goal in 1-0 win vs. Costa Rica … Scored Australia’s first all-time World Cup goal against Japan in 2006, part of a game in which he scored twice as the Socceroos rallied for a dramatic 3-2 win … They went on to lose 1-0 to Italy in the Round of 16 … Cahill also scored in the 2010 World Cup against Serbia, although Australia was eliminated in the group stage … Represented Australia in the 2005 Confederations Cup and the 2007 and 2011 Asian Cups, with Australia reaching the final in 2011 … Competed with Australia at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece and scored in a win over Serbia … Debuted for Australia at the 2004 Oceania Football Confederation Nations Cup and scored six goals as Australia won the tournament, which sent them to a World Cup qualification playoff against Uruguay … Australia won that playoff in a shootout to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1974 … Had represented Samoa, his mother’s country, at the U-20 level as a 14-year-old (two of his brothers also played for Samoa) but filed a one-time switch in 2004 to represent Australia.