Melbourne City's reign as FFA Cup holders ended in lacklustre fashion as Sydney FC eased to a 2-0 quarterfinal victory at Leichhardt Oval on Wednesday.
Goals early in each half from Jordy Buijs and Alex Brosque sealed a deserved victory for a Sky Blues side chasing a maiden cup win to add to last year's A-League crown.
There were few signs of a repeat of last season's well-matched and occasionally tempestuous final between the two sides.
Sydney FC largely dominated the contest, although genuine...
Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold believes he has an even better squad at his disposal now than the one that swept the A-League last season as they hunt the only piece of silverware that eluded them.
The Sky Blues take on FFA Cup holders Melbourne City in Wednesday night's quarterfinal at Leichhardt Oval.
It is a rematch of last year's tournament decider, which City won 1-0 -- one of only two losses Sydney suffered across their 2016-17 campaign.
Arnold has a fully fit squad of 20 players, and after...
Melbourne City have added a fourth international to their A-League ranks, signing Dutch defender Bart Schenkeveld.
The versatile 25-year-old moves to Australia from PEC Zwolle, managed by City's former boss John van 't Schip.
Schenkeveld said Van 't Schip's "good advice about me" helped smooth the move.
"I'm delighted to become a Melbourne City player, starting in a new league and a totally new country," he said.
"The club has major ambition and a very clear way it wants to play football. I can't...