Fifteen bids for two new A-League clubs will be assessed in the next 10 days by Football Federation Australia (FFA).
The FFA received 15 expressions of interest by Thursday's deadline with chief executive David Gallop heartened by the response.
"We started this process looking forward to seeing how many groups would emerge that are genuinely interested in investing in the new clubs and growing the A-League," Gallop said in a statement on Friday.
"As of last night, we have evidence that the interest...
Gold Coast United's case for an A-League return has been bolstered after securing in-principle backing from two American investors with links to clubs around the world.
The reformed franchise submitted its expression of interest in joining an expanded A-League to Football Federation Australia on Wednesday, and will be supported in the next part of the process by Brett Johnson and Jordan Gardner.
Johnson is co-chairman of second-tier United States outfit Phoenix Rising, while Gardner is a shareholder...