Cahill's City are the perfect pantomime villains

Caught in the middle: Tim Cahill.

Are Melbourne City fast becoming public enemy no.1? Could be. Such is the price of success, the world over. Now just one game away from their maiden trophy, Melbourne City's determination to dominate Australian football is certainly gathering steam. Maybe jealousy too.

Brattan's journey leads to place in Socceroos' squad

Jason Geria is among five A-League players in the squad.

Melbourne City midfielder Luke Brattan and Melbourne Victory full back Jason Geria are among seven players who have been added to the Socceroos squad which drew with Japan and Saudi Arabia for the upcoming World Cup qualifier with Thailand.

City a step away from some silverware

Happy days: Melbourne City players celebrate their FFA Cup semi-final win.

The joy on Melbourne City officials faces when the final whistle brought to an end a bruising and highly entertaining FFA Cup semi-final triumph over Melbourne Victory was infectious.

Ronaldo, Messi compete for Ballon d'Or

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will resume their perennial battle to be crowned the world's best soccer player after they headed the shortlist of 30 players for the 2016 Ballon d'Or announced on Monday.