Michael Lynch, The Age's expert on soccer, has had extensive experience of high level journalism in the UK and Australia. Michael has covered the Socceroos through Asia, Europe and South America in their past three World Cup campaigns. He has also reported on Grands Prix and top class motor sport from Asia and Europe. He has won several national media awards for both sports and industry journalism.
Michael Lynch It seems the dream of Becks ending his days in Australia have been well and truly dashed.
Michael Lynch There is more to the long-term success of clubs than marquee signings.
Michael Lynch Anthony Di Pietro says Australian soccer must boost its ties with Asia and commit to understanding its soccer politics and culture or risk being 'kicked in the guts' by its confederation.
Michael Lynch It was a Saturday night of contrasts for the two Victorian teams.
Michael Lynch Scott Munn confident his club is well placed to secure superstar's signature.
Michael Lynch When the story broke that David Beckham might come to Australia, cynics quickly scoffed.
Michael Lynch and Sebastian Hassett But spokesman for star's management team denies he is interested.
Michael Lynch Tim Cahill's decision to move to the US rather than the A-League isn't the end of the world.
Michael Lynch Tim Cahill's quitting English Premier League and moving to far less demanding competition hardly a surprise.