Tim Cahill Talks MLS and FIFA 13

Former U.S. national team defender and KICK TV correspondent Jimmy Conrad sat down with Red Bulls attacker Tim Cahill at the New York City launch party for FIFA 13 this week.

The Australian international and ex-Everton man had some kind words to say about Major League Soccer, but he needs some work on his FIFA 13 trash-talking game.

Take a look:

Seems like a good bloke, that Cahill. The Red Bulls are going to need him to prove he’s a good investment down the stretch of this MLS season.

New York has a potential trap game against last-place Toronto tomorrow night, then three more regular season games to lock up a playoff spot.

They’re currently clinging to third place in the East, ahead of D.C. United on goals scored, and just five points ahead of sixth-place Columbus. The top five teams in the conference qualify for the postseason.

Tim Cahill Headed to Red Bulls?

The New York club has not confirmed it yet, but Everton’s website is reporting that the Toffees have agreed to a transfer to MLS and the Red Bulls for veteran Australian attacker Tim Cahill.

Cahill, 32, didn’t have a great season at Everton last year, but he produced nine goals and four assists in 27 league appearances in 2010-11, and he established himself as a dangerous attacking threat in his eight seasons with the Merseyside club.

He’s also a mainstay with the Australian national team, having scored 24 goals in 55 appearances for his country.

If confirmed, the transfer would give the Red Bulls the most dangerous attacking corps in MLS. They’re already second in the league in goals per game, with Thierry Henry (10 goals, six assists), Kenny Cooper (13 goals, one assist), Sebastien Le Toux (five goals, two assists), and Joel Lindpere (three goals, four assists) leading the way.

Adding a player of Cahill’s ability to this group, which also includes Dax McCarty—who’s enjoying arguably the best season of his career—Rafa Marquez, rising youngster Connor Lade, and, when he returns from injury, experienced Finnish international Teemu Tainio, would firmly establish the Red Bulls as Eastern Conference and MLS Cup favorites.

If their backline can stay healthy and consistent, the Red Bulls could finally acquire something for their heretofore empty trophy case.