Australia's 2015 Asian Cup soccer tournament will have to win hearts and minds during what is shaping as a hugely busy period.
Melbourne Heart midfielder Fred knows what it takes to succeed in finals after his star turn for Melbourne Victory in A-League season two.
Melbourne Heart's young talent pool has deepened further with 20-year-old fullback Craig Goodwin producing a man-of-the-match A-League debut.
Melbourne Heart face a conundrum in how best to replace influential playmaker Fred, both for Sunday's A-League match and beyond.
Melbourne Victory coach Mehmet Durakovic senses Harry Kewell is ready to seize the moment on the A-League derby big stage.
Melbourne Heart keeper Clint Bolton will play his 446th national soccer league match on Sunday after fearing retirement loomed after a tough pre-season.
Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Ante Covic was the hero for his side in a 0-0 A-League draw with cross-town rivals Melbourne Heart.
Melbourne Heart's Michael Marrone has put aside the disappointment of a dream move to Italy falling over as the club's first home A-League game looms.
Ex-North Queensland attacker David Williams has joined A-League club Melbourne Heart on a three-year deal and is eyeing an overseas move.
Melbourne Heart say they are set to go into their finals-shaping A-League derby with Melbourne Victory at full strength.
Melbourne Heart veteran Josip Skoko admits he will assess at the end of the season whether to end his stellar playing career.