Socceroos star Tim Cahill scored the fastest goal in Major League Soccer history when he struck for the league-leading New York Red Bulls just seven seconds into their clash with Houston Dynamo.
Cahill took the kickoff then ran forward to receive a lobbed pass from Dax McCarty, brought it down and blasted home a right-footed shot from outside the area.
The goal was four seconds faster than the previous MLS record of 11 seconds and it kick-started New York to a 3-0 away win on Sunday.
It was just another highlight in a memorable season for 33-year-old Cahill with New York who lead the Eastern Conference and are guaranteed a playoffs spot.
He has 10 goals from 25 games, one more than celebrated French striker and teammate Thierry Henry, as well as four assists.For New York, on 56 points, the arithmetic is simple: win next Sunday at home against the Chicago Fire, and they claim the first significant hardware in team history - the Supporters Shield for the best record in the MLS regular season - plus home field advantage throughout the post season.