After the longest preseason in football, the battle for the Toilet Seat finally returns. The boardroom struggle for control means season 2019-20 is one of transition for the A-League, while a lack of blockbuster signings underlined the more subdued lead-up.
Still, there are plenty of talking points. A new club and another on the way, and coaching changes to rival the player merry-go-round.
Here's all you need to know about every team ahead of Friday night's opener between Adelaide United and Sydney...
Emily van Egmond has joined Melbourne City for the upcoming W-League season.
The 26-year-old Matildas midfielder joins City on a one-year deal from American NWSL team Orlando Pride, having confirmed earlier this month that she would not be returning to hometown club Newcastle Jets.
"I'm very excited to begin my journey at Melbourne City. The club is extremely professional, second to none, and I'm just super excited to be here," Van Egmond said in a statement.