A clever finish by Rhyan Grant has given Sydney FC an unconvincing 2-1 victory over Wellington to maintain their unbeaten start to the A-League season.
Brandon O'Neill's opener was cancelled out by Ulises Davila midway through the second half before Grant produced his memorable 77th-minute game-winner. Five days after helping the Socceroos to a six-goal win in Taiwan, Grant flicked a Brandon O'Neill free kick over Stefan Marinovic and just under the crossbar.
It was a cruel defeat for the visitors,...
Wellington Phoenix believe they may have the club's best-ever signing, coaxing former Celtic forward Gary Hooper to the A-League.
Hooper, 31, joins as a free agent, most recently with Sheffield Wednesday, after a career in English and Scottish football.
The Englishman will be hoping to recapture his form with the Glasgow giants, where he won two titles and a golden boot.
Hooper has signed a one-season marquee deal and will miss this weekend's away trip to play Sydney FC ahead of a likely debut in...
Western United coach Mark Rudan spent an offseason in the spotlight after his A-League defection from Wellington Phoenix.
But on Sunday night he returned to Westpac Stadium, where he was booed, jeered, and even dodged a flag or two flung from the stands.
"It was quite clear what my role was going to be coming back here," Rudan said after overseeing a 1-0 win.
"And that was fine. We work in the entertainment industry.
"No issue. No problem. No dramas. It's to be expected. All good. All part of the...
The A-League is back! Here are the biggest talking points from an opening round that saw Western United win their inaugural match and Sydney FC shoot to the top of the table.
The under-23 rule
Football Federation Australia announced Friday that A-League regulations had been amended to allow two extra substitutes on the bench...