Cahill loses first up in NY soccer debut

August 1, 2012
Tim Cahill's debut for the New York Red Bulls has ended in a 2-1 loss to English Premier League club Tottenham.

The Socceroo and former Everton midfielder played the opening 45 minutes of the friendly match at New Jersey's Red Bull Arena on Tuesday - just a day after being officially unveiled by the Major League Soccer franchise.

His presence up front proved crucial in the eighth minute, when he was gifted a penalty for being fouled by Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen in the box.
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