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Football: Sydney strike early blow as A-League returns

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Sydney (AFP) – Sydney FC struck an early blow in the defence of their A-League title on the opening weekend of the season with a hard-fought win over the team they beat in last year’s grand final.

Graham Arnold’s side enjoyed a record-breaking season last year, finishing with 66 points from 20 wins and just one defeat in 27 games.

Football: Sydney strike early blow as A-League returns

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Sydney (AFP) – Sydney FC struck an early blow in the defence of their A-League title on the opening weekend of the season with a hard-fought win over the team they beat in last year’s grand final.

Graham Arnold’s side enjoyed a record-breaking season last year, finishing with 66 points from 20 wins and just one defeat in 27 games.

Football: Blockbuster to open A-League season

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s domestic A-League kicks off Friday with dominant Sydney FC defending their title and Western Sydney Wanderers in turmoil, as a host of foreign imports look to make their mark.

Graham Arnold’s Sydney FC enjoyed a record-breaking season last year, finishing with 66 points from 20 wins and just one defeat in 27 games.

Football: Blockbuster to open A-League season

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s domestic A-League kicks off Friday with dominant Sydney FC defending their title and Western Sydney Wanderers in turmoil, as a host of foreign imports look to make their mark.

Graham Arnold’s Sydney FC enjoyed a record-breaking season last year, finishing with 66 points from 20 wins and just one defeat in 27 games.

Record-breaking Sydney FC put all on the line in decider

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Sydney (AFP) – Sydney FC, coming off a record-breaking season with just one defeat, will put it all on the line against Melbourne Victory in Sunday’s Australian A-League grand final in Sydney.

The Sky Blues have been hailed the A-League’s greatest team after finishing the regular season with a record 66 points from 20 wins in 27 games and 17 points ahead of the nearest rivals Victory.

Australian football star Cahill apologises over bizarre red card

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s Tim Cahill has apologised for swearing at a referee after he was bizarrely sent off before he even made it onto the pitch in last week’s explosive Melbourne derby.

The former Everton forward, now with Melbourne City, was about to come on as a substitute when he made his comments to the referee following Melbourne Victory’s controversial winner.

Australian football star Cahill apologises over bizarre red card

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s Tim Cahill has apologised for swearing at a referee after he was bizarrely sent off before he even made it onto the pitch in last week’s explosive Melbourne derby.

The former Everton forward, now with Melbourne City, was about to come on as a substitute when he made his comments to the referee following Melbourne Victory’s controversial winner.

Sydney FC charge to 11-point lead in A-League football

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Melbourne (AFP) Sydney FC have extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches and opened an 11-point lead at the top of Australia's A-League with a 2-1 win over title rivals Melbourne Victory.

Graham Arnold's Sky Blues came from behind to defeat 10-man Victory for the second time this season to all but seal the A-League premiership with 10 games left to the finals.

Sydney FC charge to 11-point lead in A-League football

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Melbourne (AFP) Sydney FC have extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches and opened an 11-point lead at the top of Australia's A-League with a 2-1 win over title rivals Melbourne Victory.

Graham Arnold's Sky Blues came from behind to defeat 10-man Victory for the second time this season to all but seal the A-League premiership with 10 games left to the finals.

Rojas double lifts New Zealand World Cup campaign

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Wellington (AFP) Marco Rojas bagged a double as New Zealand downed New Caledonia 2-0 to claim the first leg of their Oceania third-round World Cup qualifier in Auckland on Saturday.

The 25-year-old Melbourne Victory midfielder found the net just before half-time and again in the 72nd minute when he latched on to a back heel from his captain and Leeds striker Chris Wood.

Rojas double lifts New Zealand World Cup campaign

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Wellington (AFP) Marco Rojas bagged a double as New Zealand downed New Caledonia 2-0 to claim the first leg of their Oceania third-round World Cup qualifier in Auckland on Saturday.

The 25-year-old Melbourne Victory midfielder found the net just before half-time and again in the 72nd minute when he latched on to a back heel from his captain and Leeds striker Chris Wood.

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Melbourne Victory 2017/18 adidas Home and Away Kits

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Three-time Hyundai A-League regular season and Finals champions Melbourne Victory Football Club have unveiled their 2017/18 adidas home and away kits. The Victory will wear the new primary and alternate jerseys bearing different sponsor logos on their fronts for their upcoming A-League, FFA Cup and AFC Champions League seasons.

A-League: Tim Cahill Shown Red Card Before Setting Foot On Pitch During Melbourne Derby (Video)

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The warm-up was about as close as Tim Cahill got to last night's A-League Melbourne derby after managing the impressive feat of getting himself sent-off before setting foot on the pitch.

About to enter the fray in the 87th minute with his Melbourne City side trailing 2-1 to bitter rivals Victory, Cahill gave the assistant referee anearful and promptly got himself red-carded before the substitution was made.

Melbourne Victory 2016/17 adidas Home Kit

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Melbourne Victory Football Club have unveiled their adidas home kit for their 2016/17 A-League and [...]

Melbourne Victory 2015/16 adidas “Champions” Kit

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Melbourne Victory Football Club will celebrate their 2015 Hyundai A-League championship through a special edition [...]

Melbourne Victory FC 2015/16 adidas Home and Away Kits

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Defending Australian champions Melbourne Victory Football Club haveunveiled theirnew-look adidas home and away kits for [...]

Video Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC 3-0 Highlights 2015 A-League Grand Final Goals Berisha Broxham

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Melbourne Victory FC 2015 adidas Inaugural Match 10th Anniversary Kit

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Melbourne Victory Football Club are continuing their tenth anniversary celebrations with the release of a [...]

Melbourne Victory FC 2014/15 adidas 10th Anniversary Kit

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Melbourne Victory Football Club have revealed a special edition 10th Anniversary adidas kit that will [...]

Comprehensive Team By Team Preview Of The 2014-15 A-League Season

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It's the 10th anniversary of the A-League this season, and interest in football in Australia has never been stronger in the wake of a captivating World Cup in Brazil.

At the beginning of the A-League's inception ten years ago, many thought the league would fail to make an impression in Australia's diverse sporting landscape.

Who Can Predict the A-League?

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Who can predict the A-League? Just when it looked like the die had been cast for the season, a few results have turned everything on its head.

Brisbane Roar still retain their seven point lead at the top of the table, but they just cannot seem to beat their nemesis, the Newcastle Jets. The Jets unlikely 1-0 win at Suncorp Stadium on the weekend reminded everyone that, as good as they have been, Brisbane are beatable.

Melbourne Victory 2013/14 adidas Home and Away Kits

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Popular Australian A-League club Melbourne Victory unveiled their 2013/14 home and away kits from adidas [...]

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We Don't Walk Alone in Melbourne

With a summer tour in full swing, Melbourne turned into Anfield for one night. Liverpool were welcomed by their Australian supporters with open arms, and our good friend Dan Gribbon brought his camera to capture the Reds playthe A-League's Melbourne Victory in front of a whopping 95,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

English Premier League

3 To See: Manchester City v Arsenal team news, Melbourne derby and Barcelona’s must win game

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3 To See: Manchester City v Arsenal team news, Melbourne derby and Barcelona’s must win game

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Manchester United considering Melbourne Victory takeover

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English Premier League side Manchester United are considering following in the footsteps of City rivals Manchester City by completing a takeover of Melbourne Victory similar to City's acquisition of Melbourne City (also know as Melbourne Heart) last year according to Australian site 3AW.

The three-time European Champions view the potential acquisition of the Victory as an opportunity to match City's success with the purchase of crosstown rivals Heart.

Manchester United considering Melbourne Victory takeover

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English Premier League side Manchester United are considering following in the footsteps of City rivals Manchester City by completing a takeover of Melbourne Victory similar to City's acquisition of Melbourne City (also know as Melbourne Heart) last year according to Australian site 3AW.

The three-time European Champions view the potential acquisition of the Victory as an opportunity to match City's success with the purchase of crosstown rivals Heart.

AFC Champions League

Last hurrah as Thompson steers Melbourne Victory into knock-outs

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Melbourne (AFP) Departing veteran Archie Thompson extended his Melbourne Victory career when he struck a rare AFC Champions League goal to steer his team into the last 16 on Tuesday.

Thompson, 37, who shed tears last week when announcing the end of his 11-year Victory stint, netted what turned out to be a crucial second goal in a tense 2-1 win over Gamba Osaka.

Last hurrah as Thompson steers Melbourne Victory into knock-outs

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Melbourne (AFP) Departing veteran Archie Thompson extended his Melbourne Victory career when he struck a rare AFC Champions League goal to steer his team into the last 16 on Tuesday.

Thompson, 37, who shed tears last week when announcing the end of his 11-year Victory stint, netted what turned out to be a crucial second goal in a tense 2-1 win over Gamba Osaka.

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Atletico Madrid to join Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur in Australia

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Spanish giants Atletico Madrid were Wednesday unveiled as the fourth side to play in this year's International Champions Cup in Australia, joining Italian champions Juventus and England's Tottenham Hotspur.

Melbourne Victory will also compete in the Australian leg of the global pre-season club competition at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in July.

Atletico Madrid to join Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur in Australia

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Spanish giants Atletico Madrid were Wednesday unveiled as the fourth side to play in this year's International Champions Cup in Australia, joining Italian champions Juventus and England's Tottenham Hotspur.

Melbourne Victory will also compete in the Australian leg of the global pre-season club competition at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in July.

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China could win World Cup in 10 years, says Sven-Goran Eriksson

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Chinese President Xi Jinping's dream of his country winning the World Cup could come true in a decade, former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said, according to reports.

"Now, in 2016, it seems that every player wants to come to China for the same reasons," Eriksson, now the manager of Shanghai SIPG, said in Australia ahead of an Asian Champions League match against Melbourne Victory.

China could win World Cup in 10 years, says Sven-Goran Eriksson

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Chinese President Xi Jinping's dream of his country winning the World Cup could come true in a decade, former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said, according to reports.

"Now, in 2016, it seems that every player wants to come to China for the same reasons," Eriksson, now the manager of Shanghai SIPG, said in Australia ahead of an Asian Champions League match against Melbourne Victory.

Liverpool

Preston & LFC Tour

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Liverpool kicked off their 2013/2014 pre-season with a match in memory of the great Bill Shankly at Deepdale. With some new signings under his belt Brendan Rodgers was able to put on show some of his purchases and it was Coutinho that got the scoring underway from the penalty spot for the Reds in a sunny Preston.

Preston & LFC Tour

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Liverpool kicked off their 2013/2014 pre-season with a match in memory of the great Bill Shankly at Deepdale. With some new signings under his belt Brendan Rodgers was able to put on show some of his purchases and it was Coutinho that got the scoring underway from the penalty spot for the Reds in a sunny Preston.

Gerrard Stunned By Mind-Blowing Support

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed how both himself and his club's new arrivals have been in awe of the support they have received during over the last week.
Liverpool played in front of an 85,000-strong crowd in Jakarta recently where their team bus was welcomed by hordes of Indonesian supporters sprawled across the streets.

The Rest

WoSo Week in Review: Alex Morgan to Lyon, Melbourne City falls again

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This week in women's soccer: Alex Morgan, W-League, and some NWSL moves

Alex Morgan officially signed with Olympique Lyonnais yesterday, confirming an anticipated departure for the USWNT and Orlando Pride striker. In other news, Melbourne Victory had their second consecutive loss after winning the first 16 regular season games in club history.

Fred joins Bethlehem Steel FC as player coach

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The former Philadelphia Union midfielder will join Bethlehem Steel FC ahead of their first season.

Veteran MLS midfielder Fred has found a new opportunity to build upon his already gigantic career today, signing as a player coach for Bethlehem Steel. The native of Belo Horizonte has played for Melbourne Victory, Wellington Phoenix, D.

Australian Spirit: W-League check-in and photo gallery

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A handful of players connected to the Washington Spirit took part in a Round 3 matchup in Australia's W-League last weekend. Melbourne Victory lived up to their name, besting Canberra United 4-2 on the road.

While there are many NWSL players this season in theW-League, Saturday's matchup featured a core group from the 2014 Spirit roster.

Brisbane Roar secure the A League’s Premiers’ Plate in style

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For some weeks, it's felt as if the A League regular season closing script has all but been written. The only details left to fill in has been the who, the what and the when, and at the weekend we got our answer: it was Luke Brattan with a wonder goal in the dying minutes of Brisbane Roar's game against Melbourne Victory to ensure the Queenslanders topped the table and secured the Premiers' Plate.