There was barely a word whispered in the Western Sydney dressing room after a heartbreaking finals loss.
Dominic Bossi is a football reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald.
Jaushua Sotirio's late red card was the game changer as Western Sydney Wanderers lost to Brisbane Roar on penalties.
It was the darkest moment of an otherwise stellar season that provided Sydney FC's greatest lesson going into the sudden-death finals.
Central Coast Mariners have parted ways with winger Fabio Ferreira after being unable to compete with an offer from overseas.
How the fifth-choice and youngest central defender became the leader in the backline for Western Sydney Wanderers.
A return to Perth Glory looms as the most likely outcome for Scott Neville who is determined to end his tenure at Western Sydney Wanderers on a high.
No Australian player has scored more goals in a single A-League season than Jamie Maclaren but the Brisbane Roar striker is still driven to silence his critics.
Of all the statistics Sydney FC have broken this season, the one that has been largely overlooked is perhaps the most impressive. Over the course of their 27 regular-season games, the Sky Blues conceded just 12 goals.
A horror tackle threatened to sour Sydney FC's celebrations after amassing the most points by any A-League team ever.
Sydney FC feared their season could have been derailed after their derby defeat, with the captain describing the aftermath as the hardest moment of their season.