The Red Bulls finally brushed off the āunder-achiever tagā to finish the 2013 MLS regular season with the best record in the competition, subsequently winning the Supportersā Shield.
With the 2014 campaign fast approaching, Australian midfielder Cahill has his sights set on taking the next step by winning the overall title as well as being the most consistent team in the league.
āThe bar always has to raise regardless of how your last season was,ā Cahill said at the clubās media day. āIt was such a big deal winning the Supportersā Shield.
āThe league was crying out for a team like the Red Bulls, the commercialized team, we were the good-looking team that people thought were soft. Last year we won the Supportersā Shield and now weāll go anywhere and mix it up with the best of them.
āI feel winning the Supportersā Shield, we were the most consistent team the whole year. I still feel we won the hardest thing to win, the Supportersā Shield. This year the goal is to win MLS Cup. Last year we were all learning, it was Mike Petkeās first year. This year, itās going to be difficult, but itās just about finding the consistency.ā
The Red Bulls kick off their Supportersā Shield defence with a trip to Vancouver Whitecaps on March 8.
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