Tim Cahill scores fastest goal in MLS history

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Clint Dempsey has now played eight matches for Seattle since returning to MLS as the league's highest paid player without scoring a goal, but Tim Cahill needed just seven seconds to show him how it's done in the New York Red Bulls' 3-0 win against Houston. Dax McCarty found Cahill with a long pass right off the opening kickoff, which the Australian international headed to get around the defender before launching a shot from outside the box. Before Houston fans even had a chance to sit down, their team was already losing.

Cahill's goal is officially the fastest in MLS history, which is somewhat surprising since a good number of goals have been scored in half that time around the world. Then again, MLS is just 17 years old.

Cahill now has 11 goals on the season and with that win, the Red Bulls are closing in on the Supporters' Shield with the best record in the league and one match left to play in the regular season.

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!