Tim Cahill's brace this past weekend not only ended his well-documented drought and earned the New York Red Bulls a road win in the process. It also won him his first MLS Player of the Week award.
Cahill was voted the Week 9 winner after his two-goal performance in the Red Bulls' 2-1 win over Toronto FC at BMO Field on Saturday.
The Australian Designated Player first found the back of the net in the 40th minute with a one-timed effort and he nailed a late winner with one his trademark headers shortly after TFC looked to have secured a draw. See how the North American Soccer Reporters voted here.
The two goals were Cahill's firsts of the season and made him the first Red Bulls player to take the honors in 2013.
2013 MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Week 9: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls)
Week 8: Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union)
Week 7: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)
Week 6: Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers)
Week 5: Will Johnson (Portland Timbers)
Week 4: Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA)
Week 3: Bill Hamid (D.C. United)
Week 2: Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
Week 1: Mike Magee (LA Galaxy)