Former Socceroo Robbie Slater believe match fixing is not an issue in Australia but says no country is immune in the wake of a wide-spread scandal.
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has been monitoring Richard Porta and hopes the Sydney-born striker could soon be playing for Australia.
Graham Arnold is concerned at the amount of foreigners in the A-League this weekend, saying it's hurting Australia's national soccer sides.
The inaugural coach of Sydney's second A-League franchise Tony Popovic is confident he can quickly assemble a competitive team with strong community ties.
Billionaire Nathan Tinkler's decision to hand back the Newcastle Jets licence is another major blow for the A-League and Football Federation Australia.
Mark Bresciano, refreshed after an 18-month absence, is in strong form heading into the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia in Melbourne.
Branko Culina apparently had no idea he was hours away from being sacked as Newcastle Jets coach, when he was all smiles at the A-League launch.
Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton have brought the star power but Brisbane believe they possess the staying power to become the first back-to-back champions.
Australia coach Holger Osieck says luring Socceroos superstar Harry Kewell back home to join Melbourne Victory could be "extraordinary".
Tim Cahill insists the Socceroos' excitement at reaching the Asian Cup final won't prevent them from remaining focused on the showdown with Japan.
The Socceroos are bracing for one of the biggest moments in their careers after setting up a showdown with Japan in the final of the Asian Cup.
Australia's move to the Asian confederation has earned Socceroos players more respect around the world, says captain Lucas Neill.
Former Socceroo Stan Lazaridis has hailed the selection of his former Birmingham teammate Neil Kilkenny in Australia's Asian Cup squad.
Already facing a daunting return to top-level soccer, minnows India are in disarray ahead of January's Asian Cup in Qatar.
It's been almost 18 months since Wellington have lost an A-League match at home but don't think that bothers Newcastle coach Branko Culina.
A refreshed John Kosmina is confident he can turn around Sydney FC's fortunes and guide them to this year's A-League finals.