The Matildas have put aside their pay dispute with Football Federation Australia and returned as a squad for the first time in four months with the goal of ending a 12-year Olympic Games drought.
Sebastian Hassett Key Western Sydney Wanderers pair Romeo Castelen and new signing Andreu believe their side will be every bit the contender this season despite spending most of last season languishing near the bottom of the table.
Andrew Webster The Wanderers coach opens up on the eve of the A-League season
Dominic Bossi Six years since the Dutch came to Australia, Socceroos fans have been crying out for a blockbuster friendly. Could they be set for one next year?
Jamie Marcuson Is this the saddest selfie ever? Brazil football legend Ronaldinho was found teary-eyed on a Brazilian street after crashing his car earlier this week. Yet such is the adoration his fans have for him, a passer-by couldn't help but snap a selfie with the former FIFA World Player of the Year.
Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar - The lowdown.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat and the club's management are determined that the A-League champions will not fall between two stools, as so many have done before them, when they compete in the Asian Champions League and the A-League over the next 12 months.
Dominic Bossi It took 11 years playing in England for James Meredith to get noticed by the national team and if he had his time again, he would have played in the A-League.
Dominic Bossi Tomi Juric knows time is on his side in the battle with Tim Cahill for Socceroos' starting spot.
Michael Lynch For Melbourne City skipper Patrick Kisnorbo, it's the C-words that will determine whether his team can build on its fourth-placed finish from last season and snare a championship and Asian Champions League place.