A League

Nikolai Topor-Stanley leads by example for A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers in AFC Champions League

Dominic Bossi Nikolai Topor-Stanley put in a captain's performance to form the foundation of the Wanderers' defensive wall against FC Seoul, but says the honour of the armband was never his motivation.

Football

A-League 'not big enough': David Gallop

Over 5000 fans attended Tuggeranong's FFA Cup match with Melbourne Victory but a Canberra A-League team is unlikely any time soon.

Roje Adaimy, Warwick Goodman A 10-team A-League competition is not big enough, but expansion is still a fair way off.

Unity, player development, money top the agenda for A-League

Michael Eagar, senior captain for South Melbourne, Michael Ephraim, managing director, Sony Computers Entertainment Australia, David Gallop, and under-12 player Adam Brigo pose for the cameras during the NPL finals series and partnership launch at AAMI Park on Monday.

Liam Mannix Bringing ‘old soccer’ back into the tent – and making some money – are top of the agenda for the A-League’s boss in season 10.

Football

Canberra backed as A-League venue after FFA Cup success

Homecoming: Melbourne Victory and Socceroos star Carl Valeri in action on Tuesday night.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says Canberra has shown it should be home to the next A-League team.

Soccer

Tuggeranong United back from the brink to take on A-League giants Melbourne Victory in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong United players talk strategy with coach Steve Forshaw in the lobby of the Alpha Hotel ahead of their match against Melbourne Victory.

Chris Dutton Tuggeranong United was on the brink of collapse as their dire financial position almost forced the club to withdraw from the men's competition less than two years ago.

A-League building bridges with old NSL through FFA Cup

David Gallop speaks to the media on Monday during the NPL finals series and partnership launch at AAMI Park.

Liam Mannix The winning team in the National Premier League finals series will gain automatic qualification to the FFA Cup as part of Football Federation Australia’s continuing strategy to try to build...

Football

Cooma confident of springing NPL upset over Sydney heavyweights Bonnyrigg

Cooma captain Goran Josifovski.

Jon Tuxworth Cooma Tigers captain insists semi-final meltdown hasn't dented belief in the squad.

Players' union to inspect A-League clubs

The players' union will conduct inspections of every A-League club's facilities after a 30 per cent spike was recorded in the number of games missed through injury last season.

Milos Dimitrijevic targets title after tough first A-League season with Sydney FC

Chasing a title: Sydney FC's Milos Dimitrijevic in New Zealand last month.

Dominic Bossi Milos Dimitrijevic arrived at the tail end of Sydney FC's most turbulent season ever but saw enough potential in the Sky Blues that he decided to stay-on in his pursuit of a first ever league title.

10 years of the A-League, and - profits aside - they're having a ball

Dwight Yorke and Sydney FC celebrate the inaugural championship.

Dominic Bossi Supporting Australian domestic football is no longer a dirty little secret. Wearing your local football team's jersey around town is no longer seen as a bold statement, rather part of a growing trend.

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Central Coast Mariners vow to clear stadium debt before opening A-League game

Mariners

Dominic Bossi With just a month to go until the start of the new season, Central Coast Mariners are facing a number of off-field issues which could have a significant impact on their performance in the A-League...

Mark Bresciano considering A-League stint

Mark Bresciano

Liam FitzGibbon Evergreen Socceroos playmaker Mark Bresciano has suggested a return to Australia to play in the A-League could finally be on the cards next season.

Graham Arnold says Sydney FC are the A-League's biggest and best club

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold believes he's at the biggest and best club in the A-League.

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A-League's Wanderers top the list for membership sales in western Sydney

Western Sydney Wanderers fans show their fervour during a match at Pirtek Stadium earlier this year.

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers may be able to claim they are the most well-supported football club in the city's west after selling more season tickets than any other professional sporting club in the...

A-League Allstars versus Juventus

A-League Allstars 2014 vs Juventus fc
ANZ Stadium 
in action during the game.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,10th August,2014

A-League Allstars face off against European powerhouse Juventus at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Follow us at twitter.com/photosSMH Like these photos? Go to www.fairfaxphotos.com

Football

Canberra FC to host A-League glamour club Sydney FC

Sydney FC striker Alex Brosque.

Chris Wilson Canberra FC is set to take on the might of the A-League for the second time this pre-season.

Local support the key to North Queensland Fury's bid for re-entry to A-League

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill North Queensland Fury insist they want back in the A-League. The question which needs answering over the next week is whether the locals want the same thing.

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A-League All Stars game: Juventus brings danger men

Masterful: Andrea Pirlo.

Dominic Bossi The five Juventus stars who could cause the A-League All Stars the biggest headaches.

A-League All Stars v Juventus: The lowdown

Josep Gombau shares a moment with Alessandro Del Piero in training.

Dominic Bossi Possible teams:

Juventus got what they wanted in the end but A-League All Stars made them sweat

Brothers in arms: Italian greats Alessandro Del Piero and Andrea Pirlo.

Michael Cockerill A home game for the away team, and Juventus clearly relished their home-away-from-home. No matter, though, if most of the love was reserved for the 'bianconeri' from the 55,000 who showed up on a...