Aussies Abroad | Cahill headlines Socceroos performances

Plenty of Aussies were in action abroad over the weekend as we wrap up what went down in leagues around the world.

Plenty of Aussies were in action abroad over the weekend as we wrap up what went down in leagues around the world.

Tim Cahill has scored a vital equaliser for New York Red Bulls this afternoon, as his side drew 1-1 with the Seattle Sounders in heavy conditions. Teammate David Carney, who was recently recalled to the Socceroos fold, played a full match in defence, in the fixture that pitted together the table topping sides of each division in the MLS.

With his team trailing midway through the second half the ball spilled out to Cahill on the edge of the box. The Socceroo hit a spectacular first time curling effort past the goalkeeper and into the side netting at the far post to draw his side level. The teams would remain locked until the full time whistle.

The 76th minute strike was the ninth of the season for Cahill, who was also wearing the captain-s armband in the absence of Frenchman Thierry Henry. The crucial point extended New York-s lead in the Eastern Conference to four points. However with the chasing sides having games in hand it-s shaping up as being a tight finish to the season for Cahill, Carney and their New York teammates.

The sight of an in form Cahill is a welcome one for the Socceroos, as he-ll be a vital inclusion for our upcoming internationals, having missed the match against Brazil through injury. David Carney may also get a run at left back for the matches against France and Canada, in what has been a problematic position for the Socceroos in recent times.

Moving to the English Premier League and it wasn't the best day for Socceroos midfielder Mile Jedinak and his Crystal Palace teammates at the weekend. The Eagles went down 2-0 to Southampton with Jedinak-s failure to clear the ball leading to Dani Osvaldo's opener for the high flying Saints.

After keeping a clean sheet in the League Cup mid-week, Mark Schwarzer was an unused substitute with Petr Cech returning to goals for Chelsea as they drew 1-1 against Tottenham.

In Germany, Robbie Kruse came on late for Bayer Leverkusen in their 2-0 home victory over Hannover while Mitch Langerak did not get on the field for Borussia Dortmund.

Jason Davidson played a full match for Heracles in the Dutch Eredivisie in what was an impressive 4-1 away win for his side against RKC Waalwijk while fellow Socceroo Tommy Oar played the opening hour as FC Utrecht had an entertaining 3-3 home draw with Roda Kerkrade.

Brought into Holger Osieck-s squad for the upcoming friendlies against France and Canada, Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet in his Belgium side Club Brugge-s 1-0 away win over RAEC Mons to stay second in the Eerste Klasse.

Former Adelaide United attacker Dario Vidosic played the full complement for FC Sion as they drew away to FC Basel 2-2 in the Swiss Superleague, while another of Osieck-s call-ups in Oliver Bozanic played in FC Luzern-s home 1-1 draw with FC Thun.

Scottish Premiership action saw Dylan Mcgowan play in Hearts 0-0 draw with Dundee but Jackson Irvine and Tom Rogic did not play for their sides as Irvine-s Kilmarnock went down 5-2 at home to Rogic-s Celtic.

In Asia, Lucas Neill could not help his side to victory in the J-League as Omiya Ardija went down to FC Tokyo 5-2 as they slid to ninth position on the table while fellow Socceroo Josh Kennedy played in his Nagoya Grampus-s 2-1 home loss to Kawasaki Frontale .

Luke Wilkshire continues to play well for Dinamo Moscow in the Russian Premier Liga with the Socceroos side getting a 2-0 win over the visiting Krylia Sovetsov Samara.