It was the win they had to have - only their second in seven weeks - but Melbourne City lacked the killer touch in a 2-1 victory over a Central Coast Mariners side that played for well over an hour with ten men following the sending off of striker Roy O'Donovan.
More A-League marquees are on the horizon with tripling of the player fund though clubs aren't holding out for a bigger cheque from the TV rights as Fox Sports and Channel 10 edge closer to a partnership.
Manchester United are a long way from winning the English Premier League again but are back on top of another table - as soccer's biggest moneymakers.
Lucas has ended a goal drought stretching back to 2010 and Divock Origi missed a late penalty as Liverpool beat fourth-tier Plymouth Argyle 1-0 in an FA Cup third-round replay.
Real Madrid's King's Cup hopes were hanging by a thread after they lost 2-1 at home to Celta Vigo on Wednesday and suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time under coach Zinedine Zidane.
FIFA technical director Marco van Basten would like to see how football works without offside and limit the number of fouls a player can commit during a game.
Reigning Asian club champions Jeonbuk Motors of South Korea will be unable to defend their title over their involvement in a 2013 bribery scandal, the continent's soccer governing body said on Wednesday.
Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has vowed his team will not overlook Friday night's match with Adelaide before next Thursday's blockbuster clash with Melbourne Victory.
Nothing short of a win for Melbourne City over Central Coast Mariners on Thursday night at AAMI Park will be acceptable for a club with huge ambitions.
Socceroos Robbie Kruse and James Holland have signed for Chinese Super League club Liaoning Whowin.
Melbourne Victory's credentials as genuine challengers for top spot on the A-League ladder were always going to be sorely tested during their fixture pile-up, but the examination has become much tougher following their 3-0 loss to Wellington Phoenix.
Minor League sides Lincoln City and Sutton United produced FA Cup upsets with victories over two former winners of the competition on Tuesday to reach the fourth round.
Diego Costa returned to Chelsea's first-team training on Tuesday, but head coach Antonio Conte has already identified Alvaro Morata as his preferred long-term successor.
Poor results and contract dramas have darkened the mood at Brisbane Roar but veteran Thomas Kristensen says they're refusing to let their A-League ambitions fall by the wayside.
Roly Bonevacia's form resurgence has continued with a match-winning performance for Wellington Phoenix against Melbourne Victory.
The A-League can't offer as much as other leagues, but it can promise it will deliver and Jordy Buijs' signing for Sydney FC shows how much of an advantage that is in a competitive market place.
Seb Ryall is set to return for Sydney FC before the end of the season after being cleared of a serious injury and is closing in on a new deal.
120 years of history were washed away with two strokes from a graphic designer as one of the world's biggest clubs Juventus unveiled a controversial new logo.
Australian players will find it more difficult than ever to cash in on the booming Chinese Super League after changes were made to the competition's foreign quota system.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Paul Pogba he must handle the scrutiny his high profile brings after saying outside pressures were child's play compared to the demands he places on himself.
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal appears to have called time on his coaching career, saying he is unlikely to take another job for family reasons.
What does it say if you can take the Premier League's top scorer out of the team at the top of the richest, most high-profile league in the world when he is 28, in his prime, and sell him to China?
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho played down the touchline confrontation between him and Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp near the end of Sunday's English Premier League draw.
Asian players will be a compulsory feature of the A-League's foreign contingent from 2018-19, Football Federation Australia has confirmed.
Sydney FC are on the verge of becoming the first club to finish first in the A-League, W-League and National Youth League in the same season.
A Scottish football coach tricked young male players into sending nude photos of themselves, court told.
Real Madrid's remarkable 40-game unbeaten run stretching back to April ended in dramatic fashion on Sunday.
If Australia is ever to return to the Oceania Football Confederation it helped form in 1966, it's now-or-never. So why not test the lie of the land.
Pep Guardiola endured the heaviest league defeat of his coaching career as Manchester City received a 4-0 Premier League thrashing at the hands of Everton to plummet further out of title contention.
Melbourne Victory's push to close the gap on league leaders Sydney received a major boost on Sunday afternoon when the FFA decided to overturn the red card he was given in controversial circumstances during Friday night's 3-2 win over Brisbane Roar.