Central Coast coach Graham Arnold has urged goalkeeper Mat Ryan to stay in the A-League to build his experience before trying his luck overseas.
Soccer superstar David Beckham remains tight-lipped on his next career move as he departed Melbourne on Wednesday.
Melbourne Heart's Jason Hoffman says the A-League club's clash with Sydney FC looms as tougher than the derby against Victory the previous week.
Former Socceroo Josip Skoko will bring down the curtain on one of Australian soccer's finest careers at the end of the A-League season.
Melbourne Heart's Dutch veteran Gerald Sibon is keen to extend his Australian odyssey for another A-League season.
Past and present Socceroos remain bullish about Australian soccer's future despite the 2022 World Cup bid failure in Zurich.
Melbourne Victory will unleash Archie Thompson from the bench, while first-choice goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos also returns against Newcastle on Friday night.
Senior Socceroos have been given a deadline of this weekend to declare whether they want in or out of Australia's Olympic Games campaign.
Melbourne will test its players' nerves with spot-kick practice as the spectre of a penalty shootout to decide who hosts the A-League grand final looms large.
Football Federation Australia says it won't be rushed into any decision on who will replace Guus Hiddink as Socceroos coach after the World Cup.