Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill was celebrating last night after helping the New York Red Bulls to their first trophy in 18 years when they won the Supporters Shield. Cahill who left Everton in July 2012, has been an integral part of the Red Bulls success this season and has scored 12 goals in the process including the fastest ever MLS goal last week after only 7 seconds.
The Red Bulls came from behind on Sunday evening to run out 5-2 winners against the Chicago Fire in front of a capacity crowd of 25,219. The win meant that they clinched the Supporters Shield. The night was made even more special as it was the first real piece of silverware that the Red Bulls have ever won.
The Red Bulls fell behind as Mike Magee scored his 21st goal of the season after only 6 minutes but a Thierry Henry wonder-strike restored parity after 24 minutes as the Frenchman rolled back the years to smash home from 20 yards.
New York knocked on the door for a go-ahead before the break, but had to wait until a scramble in the box four minutes after halftime to find it.
Ibrahim Sekagya was credited with the strike that put the Red Bulls ahead on 49 minutes although Tim Cahill was in there and celebrated like he may have got the final touch. Lloyd Sam then added a third on 56 minutes as the Bulls ran riot. There were further goals from Eric Alexander and Johnny Steele as they romped home and not even a late header from Chicago Fire’s Quincy Amarikwa could dampen the party.
The result clinches the top seed throughout the playoffs for New York as they await to find out who their opponents will be when Houston meet Montreal this week. There was more celebrations for New York as Shield winners, the Red Bulls also clinched a berth in the 2014-15 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League.
From all Evertonians , Well Done Timmy !!
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