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Cahill thrilled to contribute to NYRB victory

Tim Cahill opened his MLS account on the weekend and was delighted to have helped New York Red Bull to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Portland Timbers.

The former Everton star volleyed home on the stroke of half-time to tie the game up at 2-2 and even though the goal was slightly controversial, the Australian international was thrilled to contribute.

"I didn't hear anything," Cahill said, regarding the goal which caused some confusion when a whistle was blown just as he put his left foot through the ball. "The main thing is, as footballers, you react to the ball, not to the ref, not to anything.

"The ball dropped and I volleyed it and it hit the back of the net. It was a goal for my team. I was happy we got back on level terms. It was a difficult game. We didn't start off well, but this is football. When you play bad and win it shows a sign of a good football team.

"For me, it wasn't the greatest night. I know we can play a lot better football. But in football you take the result."

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