Nico Martinez was frustrated by the work-rate required of him on the training ground when he arrived at Western Sydney. Today he credits that as the reason why he's lighting up the A-League.
Dominic Bossi is a football reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald.
Western Sydney Wanderers move back into the finals bracket after sealing a 4-1 rout of Central Coast Mariners despite playing the final third with 10 men.
Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan is poised to leave Spanish giants Valencia in the upcoming January transfer window after being reportedly offered a loan deal to join La Liga club Osasuna for the remainder of the season.
Sydney FC star Milos Ninkovic turned down an opportunity to make a shock return to the Serbian national team, choosing to focus on his club career in the A-League instead of reaching another World Cup.
An Australian has been named the best footballer in Asia after Matildas' star Caitlin Foord was crowned the AFC Women's Player of the Year for 2016 at the annual awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi.
Zdenek Zeman, Sven Goran Eriksson and Terry Venables taught him about how to play but it required a local Australian to convince Paul Okon that it was possible here.
The chances of Robbie Keane playing in the A-League were dealt a major blow on Friday after the Republic of Ireland striker priced himself well beyond the reach of one club.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino postponed Monday's visit to Australia to attend the funeral service in Brazil for the victims of the plane crash that killed all but three members of the Chapecoense football club.
Sydney FC were controversially denied a late chance to equalise in the FFA Cup final when Alex Brosque was brought down by the last defender.
Talks between Robbie Keane and Western Sydney Wanderers are heating up.