Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Sydney FC narrowly avoid FFA Cup shock

Part-timers Avondale FC came close to a shock in the FFA Cup by taking A-League premiers Sydney FC to extra-time before succumbing 4-2.

VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Phoenix miss out on Obafemi Martins

A Wellington Phoenix bid to sign veteran Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins to a marquee A-League contract has failed.

Risdon confident from World Cup with Socceroos (0:42)
Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Wanderers' Risdon open to European move

Socceroos and Western Sydney Wanderers defender Josh Risdon is open to the idea of a move abroad after his World Cup breakthrough.

Gotze backs Bolt to make it at Mariners (0:49)
Toivonen slams Swedish fan racism (0:48)
Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images
8dAndrew Cesare Richardson, ESPN writer

Pirlo 'not interested' in Australia move

Andrea Pirlo retired in 2017 after spending two years in the MLS with New York City FC. But Avondale had been hopeful of securing a deal.

Photo by Steve Christo - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

Spiranovic lures rising star Ikonomidis to Glory

Chris Ikonomidis has not played for the Socceroos since 2016, but he will be hoping a successful season with Glory will change that.

Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Ronaldo, not Messi inspiring Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt said he is taking inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo as he tries to make the transition with the Central Coast Mariners.

David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Melbourne Victory in talks with Toivonen

AAP understands the A-League champions are in discussions with Toivonen about filling the vacant role up front left by the departed Besart Berisha.