A League

David Villa likely to play in A-League's opening round

Michael Lynch Spanish superstar David Villa will be available for selection for Melbourne City's round-one clash with Sydney FC.

Young Socceroos filled with A-League stars

Young Socceroos coach turns to the A-League's crop of rising stars to help fill his squad for next month's AFC under-19 championship.

David Villa cutting it fine ahead of Melbourne City A-League debut

Late arrival: David Villa won’t join City until the eve of its opener.

Michael Lynch Melbourne City's marquee guest signing David Villa is undoubtedly a world class player - but he's leaving it late if he wants to learn his new team's tactical plans ahead of the season opener on...

Western Sydney Wanderers keeper Ante Covic raising his game for new A-League season

Reinventing himself: Wanderers keeper Ante Covic is hoping to take his game to the next level.

Dominic Bossi When it comes to the men between the posts, there is a school of thought that a good goalkeeper should be judged on the saves he does not have to make rather than the ones he does.

Jubilant Tony Popovic urges Western Sydney Wanderers to make Asian history

Wanderers celebrate.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has hailed making the Asian Champions League final as the biggest milestone in the club's history - and he believes he has the players to clinch the...

Brisbane Roar's Michael Theo to miss A-League season start

Brisbane Roar are searching for a replacement goalkeeper barely a month out from their A-League title defence after No.1 gloveman Michael Theo was ruled out for at least eight weeks.

Sydney FC to lose Bernie Ibini to Socceroos for start of A-League season

Club versus country: Sydney FC recruit Bernie Ibini.

Dominic Bossi Bernie Ibini is set to make his Socceroos debut in next month's friendlies in the Middle East but his selection will spark a row between club and country as Sydney FC are furious about having to go...

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

Excited but focused: Wanderers' defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley is feeling hopeful ahead of the Asian Champions League quarter-final.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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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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.

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

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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

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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...

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.