Brisbane players Matt McKay and Ivan Franjic say they believe their former Roar coach Ange Postecoglou will make the Socceroos a force in Brazil.
The Wanderers have comprehensively beaten Sydney FC 2-0 in their fourth derby encounter in front of a record crowd at Allianz Stadium.
Sydney FC midfielder Brett Emerton says his side want to prove that they won't be dogged by their usual inconsistency.
It may be just two rounds in but Brisbane Roar are already being tipped in some circles as title favourites with the Mariners and Wanderers yet to win.
Brisbane Roar player Jade North, currently contesting the East Asian Cup with the Socceroos, says winning the tournament would be a boost for the A-League.
Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey feels the hurt of losing to Western Sydney and being denied a shot at a third straight A-League title will drive his side.
Western Sydney have booked a place in the A-League grand final after knocking out defending champions Brisbane with a 2-0 win.
Wanderers coach Tony Popovic wants to see how his injured players go in Thursday's training session before declaring them fit for Friday's semi-final.
Sydney FC are back in the A-League's top six after a 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium.
Despite sitting in eighth place after suffering their ninth loss this season, Brisbane coach Mike Mulvey is certain they'll make the A-League finals.
The Newcastle Jets have climbed back into the A-League top six with a 1-0 win over Brisbane thanks to a Ryan Griffiths goal.
New West Sydney Wanderers recruit Rocky Visconte sees the chance to be part of something special with the A-League club.
After being sacked by the Roar in 2009 over drink-driving charges, Frank Farina wants to make amends at Sydney FC according to Blues boss Tony Pignata.
Brisbane Roar's Besart Berisha, who scored the controversial match-winning penalty in last season's grand final, says he's ready for a hostile Perth crowd.
Brisbane coach Ange Postecoglou says he's more driven than ever to make sure the Roar are the first A-League club to win back-to-back Premier's Plates.
Newcastle Jets players are being driven by a promise to each other as they face a make-or-break A-League clash with Sydney FC.