With the group stage of the World Cup over, the New York Red Bulls were back in action against Toronto FC in regular season MLS play at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Michael Bradley was of course still in Brazil, playing with the USA today against Belgium in the first of the knockout rounds. Tim Cahill suited up only a day or two after arriving back from Brazil; his left-footed volley from over the shoulder to the top of the net has to have been one of the best goals of World Cup 2014. This was my first time seeing Jermaine Defoe, former English national-teamer; the guy is tiny, but faaast.
The Red Bulls struggled for momentum and went down 2-1 to Toronto. Near the 70th minute coach Peke called up play-maker Cahill into the game; the crowd went wild. Cahill made waves assisting Bradley Wright-Phillips with a goal in the 93rd minute of play.
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