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A-League preview: Victory favourites



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Melbourne Victory favourites as A-League season gets set to begin

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson preview week 1 of the Australian A-League, as the Brisbane Roar take on the Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United host Melbourne Victory.

With the A-League set to kick off on Oct. 8, ESPN FC takes a look at how the 11th edition of Australia's premier competition is shaping up...

Melbourne Victory

Ins: Danny Vukovic (Perth Glory), Oliver Bozanic (FC Luzern), Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Swansea)

Outs: Nathan Coe (released), Andrew Nabbout (released), Jordan Brown (released), Mark Milligan (Baniyas)

Lessons from last season: Winners of the Premiership-Championship double last year, Melbourne Victory know what it takes to be a success in the...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

A-League can't compete with MLS big-money signings - Sydney FC CEO

Relive the best moments from the past week of MLS including Kei Kamara's brace against the Philadelphia Union, Sebastian Giovinco's ridiculous double nutmeg and more.

A-League clubs are struggling to compete financially with their Major League Soccer counterparts, according to Sydney FC CEO Tony Pignata.

This summer, former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard signed for LA Galaxy while Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo joined New York City from Chelsea and Juventus respectively.

In 2012, Sydney FC completed the signing of former Italy international Alessandro Del Piero, but Pignata says Australia's top tier now struggles to attract such high-profile names.

"There is...

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A-League 2015-16 season fixture: Victory face opening trip to Adelaide

Champions Melbourne Victory face a tough road trip to Adelaide to begin the 2015-2016 season.

The fixtures for the 2015-16 A-League season were released on Monday with defending champions Melbourne Victory set to take on traditional rivals Adelaide United at the Adelaide Oval on the opening weekend.

The season will kick off on Thursday Oct. 8 with Western Sydney Wanderers hosting the Brisbane Roar at Parramatta Stadium in the week after the AFL and NRL Grand Finals.

The increase in Thursday night matches -- to seven -- and the introduction of five Sunday night games, with a 7pm kick-off,...

FC Basel sign Marc Janko on free transfer from Sydney FC

Marc Janko will return to Europe after spending one season in Australia.

Swiss champions Basel say Austrian forward Marc Janko has joined on a free transfer from Sydney FC.

Janko signed a one-year contract with an option for a second season, the club announced on Thursday, the player's 32nd birthday.

The move brings Janko closer to home ahead of the 2016 European Championship being played in France.

Janko has scored three goals to help unbeaten Austria lead a qualifying group that includes Sweden and Russia.

The 1.96-meter (6-foot-5) player scored a spectacular overhead...

Juventus' Andrea Pirlo to sign for New York City FC over Sydney FC - sources

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and Shaka Hislop react to the rumours that Andrea Pirlo will be leaving Juventus and joining NYCFC.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno responds to the reports suggesting Andrea Pirlo's move to New York City FC.
ESPN FC's Gabriele Marcotti talks Paul Pogba transfer rumours with Barcelona confirming interest in the Frenchman.
The ESPN FC panel discuss what the future may hold for Juventus following their loss to FC Barcelona in the Champions League Final.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley highlights Barcelona's attacking ferocity being key in defeating a resilient Juventus side to claim the Champions League title.

New York City FC are in pole position to sign Andrea Pirlo with the Juventus star set to choose the MLS side over Sydney FC, sources have told ESPN FC.

Pirlo, 36, who was in tears after Juventus' Champions League final defeat to Barcelona on Saturday, has been offered a deal by NYCFC to continue his career in America after 20 years in Italy.

NYCFC could face competition for Pirlo's signature with Sydney FC also making an approach for the veteran midfielder as they hope to lure him to Australia's...