Tim Cahill scores in 7 seconds to break MLS' quickest-goal record | inside World Soccer

Tim Cahill scored just seven seconds into the New York Red Bulls' 3-0 win at Houston Dynamo on Sunday to set a new MLS record for quickest goal ever scored.

Tim Cahill celebrates with Red Bulls teammates after scoring a goal against Houston Dynamo
Tim Cahill celebrates with Red Bulls teammates after scoring a goal against Houston Dynamo

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It took Cahill all of seven seconds after the referee blew the opening whistle to open the scoring for the Red Bulls.

Off the kick-off, the ball was played back to Dax McCarty, who launched it towards the 33-year-old Australian.

Cahill was able to control the ball with his chest before unleashing an unstoppable shot over goalkeeper Tally Hall from 20 yards.

The tally broke the record set by Dwayne De Rosario, who scored just 11 seconds for the San Jose Earthquakes against the Dallas Burn in 2003.

Ibrahim Sekagya and Bradley Wright-Phillips struck in the second half to seal the win for the visitors.

"It was funny because we have worked on that in practice a couple of times," McCarty told reporters about the play.

"But the play is actually that the guys drop the ball back to me and I kind of just take a touch and lay it off to Ibrahim Sekagya and he's the one that plays the long ball

"I couldn't really get the message back to him quick enough and the kick-off happened and I kind of just had to make a quick decision and so I just kind of closed my eyes and booted it.

"Tim Cahill did the rest. What can you say? What a finish."


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