Which sucks for us Aussie fans, this was our shot at winning something. The problem is Van Persie and James Rodriguez are much more popular than Cahill. For example, even though Cahill's goal was better (a massive long ball that comes over his head which he hits first time with his weak foot and it goes in off the crossbar), Van Persie has way more fans. Not only the fans of him and Manchester will be voting for him, but also the people of Holland which would equate to more than the amount of people who are fans of Cahill, NYRB or Australia.
Oh well, at least we have a decent chance at winning the Asian Cup in 2015.