HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Australian midfielder Tim Cahill has signed as a high-priced designated player with Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls after a frustrating season in which he scored just two league goals for Everton in England.
The 32-year-old, a member of Australia's last two World Cup teams, joins Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez as high-profile players on the roster of New York, which has never won an MLS title.
Known for his ability to score on headers, Cahill scored nine goals for Everton in 2010-11 but didn't have any from Dec. 20, 2010, against Manchester City until last Jan. 21 against Blackburn. His only goals for the Toffees after that were against Sunderland in the FA Cup on March 13 and vs. Fulham on April 28.
He has 24 goals in 55 international appearances, including three in the World Cup.