With an eye to upcoming World Cup qualifiers, Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has called up a batch of A-League performers and overseas-based hopefuls for next month's friendly in South Korea.
A second-string Sydney FC side bearing no resemblance to their A-League Grand Final-winning team lost 4-0 at home to Japan's Kawasaki Frontale, in their last AFC Champions League group game.
The Sky Blues, who had no chance of making the knockout stage, didn't field any of the side that started Sunday's domestic season decider against Perth Glory at Optus Stadium.
"I asked if they wanted to be on the bench, a couple of them, the answer was no," Sydney coach Steve Corica said with a smile after Tuesday...
Last year's championship failure didn't sit comfortably with Brosque and neither did this year's win, even though his team took the title over the regular season's top performers.
And Brosque has suggested doing away with the A-League finals series -- and with it the premiership -- while awarding the title of champions to...
Emotional goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne has given credit to Sydney FC goalkeeping coach John Crawley for transforming him into a bona fide A-League champion.
The 30-year-old was Sydney's hero in Sunday night's penalty shootout Grand Final win over Perth, saving efforts from Glory strikers Andy Keogh and Brendon Santalab.
As it turned out, Crawley provided the intel and Redmayne decided what to do with it.
There was a truly evocative sequence in Sunday night's A-League Grand Final. As penalties loomed in the 99th minute, a series of events occurred that underscores the state of the game in Australia both for better and for worse.
Numbers desperately waited in the Sydney FC penalty area, Diego Castro sends in a hopeful cross. Despite not needing to retreat and then head away without the full force of his body, Alex Wilkinson's intended clearance pops up in the air. Castro quickly anticipates, bursts...