The New York Red Bulls have signed Tim Cahill.
July 27, 2012– On Thursday, the New York Red Bulls announced that they had acquired Tim Cahill. Cahill becomes the team’s third designated player. The Red Bulls confirmed what the majority of the soccer world had already known, Cahill had signed with them after Everton of the Premier League in England had agreed to terms with New York.
Cahill, on Thursday, was at the Montclair State University training facilities of the team but will most likely not play in the team’s next match on Saturday in Montreal. The team will introduce their latest player on Monday at a New Jersey news conference.
Cahill, in a prepared statement, said he was extremely happy to join the Red Bulls and start another chapter of his professional soccer career. He said that the MLS has become very competitive over the last few years and developed into a top league. He said he looked forward to the challenge and to helping his new team accomplish its goals.
Cahill was born in Sydney, Australia and is a member of his national team. He will be an attacking midfielder for the Red Bulls just behind the two forwards. He will join Thierry Henry as the marquee names on the New York squad. The GM of New York, Erik Soler, said the team was thrilled to have a quality player like Cahill because of his talent and vast experience at the top level.
Cahill played most of eight seasons with Everton and appeared in 278 matches for the team. He scored 68 goals for them and has made 55 international caps for the Australian national team appearing in two World Cups.