The A-League's foray into western Sydney won't necessarily hinge on a big-name signing, according to the competition's boss Lyall Gorman.
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck is a fan of the A-League and wants to see the season extended to include more than the current 30 games per team.
The Matlidas have claimed Australia's first Asian title since joining the confederation, beating North Korea on penalties in the final in Chengdu.
A-League clubs and officials are keeping positive despite a series of disappointing attendances for the opening round of the newly-expanded competition.
FFA could be uncontested in its bid to host the 2015 Asian Cup and believes hosting the tournament would greatly boost the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.