Tim Cahill named Best MLS Player

The 2014 accolades continue to pile up for Socceroo Tim Cahill, with the New York Red Bulls star taking out the ESPY for Best MLS Player.

Cahill was among a host of sporting heroes honoured at the glittering red carpet event in Los Angeles following a successful 2013-14 campaign saw him notch up 11 goals in the US topflight.

The latest gong follows news the 34-year-old’s stunning left-footed volley against the Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup has been nominated by FIFA as a contender for goal of the tournament.

Brazilian legend Ronaldo was among those who joined in the global admiration for the veteran’s strike: “It was the best goal of the World Cup and it’s going to go down in history as one of the most beautiful World Cup goals."

Cahill has now scored in three consecutive world cups and in March this year became Australia’s all- time top goal scorer when he put two past Ecuador in a 4-3 friendly loss.

In other ESPY news the US men's national team won ‘best moment’ for the 2-1 victory over Ghana in their opening World Cup match.

The sports awards have been held annually since 1993 and are decided by a fan vote.


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