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 By Rob Brooks

From Jets to Sydney for Carney as Garcia looks for more A-League goals

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson preview Round 18 in the Australia A-League, and discuss David Carney's move to Sydney FC.

January saw a flurry of player movement between A-League clubs.

As the teams prepare for round 18 to kick-off, here are five thoughts on the winners and losers of the transfer window:

1. Jets and City lighten the load

The two clubs, who saw last-minute action during the transfer window, will face-off in the final match of the round on Sunday. Newcastle Jets released David Carney to join Sydney FC, hours before the window closed, as Melbourne City did the same for midfielder Erik Paartalu.


 By Rob Brooks

Melbourne City on the rise, Perth sign Taggart and Lowry for A-League

Have we seen the emergence of a new A-League title favourite? Round 17 will no doubt reveal more about Melbourne City's credentials.

Here are five things to watch over the coming week:

1. Fornaroli and City setting the standard

Melbourne City were irresistible in their 3-1 defeat of Wellington Phoenix last start, indicating the club is poised to finally deliver on its potential of becoming a powerhouse in Australian football and, eventually, on the regional front.

Striker Bruno Fornaroli scored...

Australia vs. Jordan crunch World Cup qualifier to be played in Sydney

Football Federation Australia has decided Australia's vital World Cup qualifying match against Jordan in March will be played in Sydney.

The March 29 match may decide whether Australia or Jordan finishes atop the qualifying group in the first stage of qualifying for Russia, 2018.

FFA chief executive David Gallop said on Wednesday that the match will be played at Sydney's Allianz Stadium. He said: "with a game where everything is on the line, we thought [Sydney] was the appropriate place."


Australia keep AFC U23 hopes alive while Vietnam crash out in Group D

Australia U23 coach Aurelio Vidmar
Aurelio Vidmar's Australia side managed a comfortable 2-0 win over Vietnam on Sunday.

Australia kept their hopes alive as Vietnam's were extinguished in the second Group D matches at the AFC Under-23 Championship in Doha.

After the Olyroos defeated Vietnam 2-0, United Arab Emirates and Jordan drew 0-0 on Sunday night to put the West Asian nations in pole position to advance to the knockout stages.

Jordan and UAE are top of the group on four points followed by Australia on three, with Vietnam yet to open their account.

It means that the Southeast Asians are eliminated while Australia...