Australian international Tim Cahill has agreed to join the ranks of the New York Red Bulls in the MLS, in one of the most exciting transfers this season involving a North American team. The midfielder will join the Red Bulls from Everton in the Premier League, ending an eight-year spell at the club in which the 32-year old has established himself as one of the most prolific scoring midfielders around, meaning punters who bet on soccer games may want to back the Red Bulls for MLS glory this season.
Everton manager David Moyes had made it clear that he wanted to hang on to Cahill, but the Aussie has taken the opportunity to experience a different league before hanging up his boots. Asia and the Middle East had appeared to be the likely destination for Cahill, but the USA will now be the home of Cahill for the next few years.
With a tireless work ethic and ability to score regular goals, Cahill has been a key ingredient to Everton’s team since his arrival from Millwall in 2004, scoring 68 goals in 278 appearances for the Merseysiders.
A lack of regular playing time last season, due in part to a series of niggling injuries, convinced Cahill to accept the offer to move to New York, where he will now link up with Thierry Henry in one of MLS’ most exciting teams. Already the experts’ soccer betting tips predict future and sustained success for The Red Bulls.
Top of the Eastern Conference, the Red Bulls are already one of the league’s best sides. Cahill’s arrival will only go further to boost the quality of the squad and take New York closer to the LA Galaxy in terms of profile. The midfielder is expected to join on a two-year contract, giving Cahill the chance to finish his season by winning some trophies.