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Angela Habashy 5:39pm Western Sydney are one win away from the Asian Champions League final and coach Tony Popovic says he doesn't care when they score so long as they do.
5:34pm 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.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT 6:41pm On the eve of their must-win clash Asian Champions League clash with the Western Sydney Wanderers, FC Seoul coach Choi Yong-Soo admits it was he made a mistake that cost the team last season's title - and he desperately wants to atone this season.
MICHAEL LYNCH 7:22pm Spanish superstar David Villa will be available for selection for Melbourne City's round-one clash with Sydney FC.
MICHAEL LYNCH 5:22pm Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat will have to fill a minimum of three positional holes in the opening rounds of the A-League season as three players will be on international duty.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT 4:15pm All the info you need for the Wanderers' AFC Champions League Semi-Final Second Leg v FC Seoul
2:46pm Melbourne City's Spanish recruit David Villa will arrive in Australia early next week, just days before the A-League season kicks off.
11:47am Australia's Tim Cahill is the eighth highest-paid player in Major League Soccer, earning an annual salary of $US3.63 million.
Ed Jackson 11:19am After four largely frustrating years in the Netherlands, Adam Sarota says his loan back to Brisbane is all about showing what he can do on a regular basis.
10:04am Melbourne City recruit David Villa will arrive in Australia next week, and will begin training immediately ahead of the A-League season opener.
MICHAEL LYNCH 10:16am Spanish superstar David Villa will be available for selection for Melbourne City's round one clash with Sydney FC after the club confirmed on Tuesday morning that the World Cup winning striker would arrive in Australia in time for the start of the A-League season.
Angela Habashy Tomi Juric and Brendon Santalab are ready to fire Western Sydney Wanderers into the Asian Champions League final.
MICHAEL LYNCH National Premier League giant killers Bentleigh Greens will have to wait a month to see if they can make the semi-finals of the FFA Cup after being given a date of October 29 for their quarter-final clash with one of the other remaining non A-League teams in the draw, Adelaide City.
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 Saturday week.
DOMINIC BOSSI Melbourne Knights' legal challenge of the Football Federation of Australia's controversial National Club Identity Policy has taken another turn after the FFA refused to enter mediation with the Victorian club and warned the club will be banned from sanctioned competitions if they do not comply with the policy.
Burundi-born striker Saido Berahino's double has inspired West Bromwich Albion to a 4-0 victory that sent promoted Burnley to the foot of the Premier League table.
Juventus and Roma underlined their title credentials days before Champions League meetings with Atletico and Manchester City respectively as Inter and AC Milan lost precious points in Italy's Serie A.
Marseille have made it six wins on the bounce, beating Saint-Etienne 2-1 at the Stade Velodrome to end the weekend two points clear at the top of French soccer's Ligue 1.
Toby Davis Things are looking up for West Bromwich Albion as two goals from Saido Berahino helped them record back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time in 12 months with a 4-0 victory over promoted Burnley on Sunday.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra soccer identities say FIFA's decision to play women's World Cup on synthetic pitches is discriminatory.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal refused to discuss Wayne Rooney's suitability to captain the team after the England forward was sent off against West Ham United.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra coach says penalty against them harsh, but sloppy defending and poor finishing reason for loss.
LIAM MANNIX A goal from new Tunisian signing Fahid Ben Khalfallah was enough to earn Melbourne Victory a 1-1 draw in a surprisingly spiteful pre-season match against Sydney FC on Sunday in Tasmania.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Western Sydney Wanderers might be favourites with the bookmakers to win their Asian Champions League semi-final this Wednesday but they will have to break one of Asian football's longest streaks to advance to the final.
Jose Mourinho admits Diego Costa runs the risk of breaking down if the injury-plagued Chelsea striker is pushed too hard.
Australia's Mile Jedinak helped Crystal Palace secure its first home win of the season as the midfielder netted the decisive goal in a 2-0 win over Leicester.
Reigning champion Bayern Munich extended its lead atop the Bundesliga on Saturday after winning at FC Cologne.
Defending champions maintain their narrow advantage over Roma at the top of Serie A with a 3-0 win at Atalanta.
Tim Hanlon Neymar scored a hat-trick and Lionel Messi got two goals as Barcelona enjoyed a resounding 6-0 victory over Granada on Saturday to continue to set the pace at the top of La Liga.
Martyn Herman Spoils were shared in two huge Premier League derbies, Chelsea's cracking start continued with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa and Wayne Rooney produced a Jekyll and Hyde display in a nervy Manchester United victory on Saturday.
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.
Congolese defender Christopher Samba faces a possible ban for his response to racist abuse in the Russian Premier League.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reopened his spat with Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini on Friday by accusing the Chilean of hypocrisy and saying he had "killed" referee Mark Clattenburg with comments he made earlier this month.
Mark Ogden Louis van Gaal claims that Manchester United's injury-prone defenders will overcome their recurring fitness nightmare by following the same path which led to Arjen Robben reviving his faltering career at Bayern Munich.
Graham Dunbar Under pressure from FIFA's independent prosecutor to unlock the secrecy that surrounds a World Cup bidding corruption probe, Sepp Blatter shut down that populist move Friday.
Daniella Matar Players to file court action against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association over artificial turf for the Women's World Cup.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirms he will stand for a fifth term in charge of world soccer in an election in May next year.
Angela Habashy Aurelio Vidmar, who took Adelaide United to the ACL grand final in 2008, says Western Sydney have what it takes to win the competition.
There was something presidential about FFA chief executive David Gallop's "State of the Game" address in Sydney on Thursday, a US-style declaration of national goals achieved and those still to be kicked.