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Ben Halloran could miss the season after injury


The Adelaide United winger went under the knife for an ankle injury on Thursday night and will now be sidelined for 10-12 weeks.

That timeline means Halloran is a long shot to return at all this season - even if the Reds make finals.

Halloran was having a decent season with Adelaide on his return to the A-League having struck twice this campaign.  

Babbel out to provoke Wanderers


While Western Sydney Wanderers' season may be all but over, Markus Babbel's mission to transform the squad has only just begun.

Babbel has been outspoken since arriving at the club and regularly called out his side for poor performances.

A 5-1 loss to Newcastle Jets last week saw the German bemoan a generation of players that don't care as much about losing and Babbel concedes his comments were an attempt to provoke his squad.

Read the full story here. 

A-League Rev-Up


A massive weekend of A-League action awaits and we preview what you should be excited about.

From a potentialy defining premiership battle to the club debut of a certain Socceroo, there's plenty to get revved up about!

Read Rev-Up here.

Honda's hilarious press conference slip-up


The Japanese star might be getting too used to the Aussie vocabulary if this mispronunciation is anything to go by.

Check it out here. 

Babbel says Klopp will be a Liverpool legend if he wins Premier League title


Ex-Liverpool defender Markus Babbel believes Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will become one of the club's best coaches of all time if they lift the Premier League trophy.

Read about Babbel's thoughts on Liverpool's title charge.

Socceroos fall in FIFA World Rankings


A struggling Asian Cup has seen Australia drop to fourth-ranked Asian nation in the FIFA rankings.

See the rankings.

Roar to appeal Young ban


Brisbane Roar have confirmed they will appeal the three-game suspension handed to Jamie Young - but it's come too late for the goalkeeper to play against Sydney FC on Friday evening.

Young was sent off for a challenge on Adelaide United's Craig Goodwin and was banned for three matches after the match review panel deemed the action as serious foul play.

Roar coach Darren Davies said the club accepted Young's suspension for the Sky Blues match, they will appeal the subsequent two games of his ban.

We have decided to appeal against the decision for Jamie," Davies said.

"We will let that run its course and hopefully we'll have a positive outcome."

Glen Moss penalty block saves Newcastle's season


Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Glen Moss saved an 86th minute penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw with Wellington Phoenix at McDonald Jones Stadium on Thursday night.

Read the match report here.

Sydney FC unveil slick-looking ACL jersey


The Sky Blues revealed their Asian Champions League jersey for next month's tournament on their social media platforms.


Sydney FC has been drawn into group H and will face China's Shanghai SIPG, Japan's Kawasaki Frontale and a playoff qualifier.

Kane inspiring Spurs striker as he looks to shine in Australia


Six years ago, Harry Kane was being sent out on loan to the likes Norwich and Leicester as the young Tottenham striker looked to make the intimidating step up to senior football.

It's a move that now seems like a distant memory for the World Cup golden boot winner, but a reality Spurs youngster Shayon Harrison himself now faces after making the bold decision to join Australian side Melbourne City on loan.

While a daunting move for a 21-year-old, Harrison is determined to follow in Kane's footsteps - even if they have taken him 16,000 kilometres from home. 

Read the full story here. 

A-League clubs welcome big names and new faces into their squads


Socceroos striker Jamie Maclaren headlines a list of star players named for this weekend's round of the A-League.

Maclaren was named in Melbourne City's squad for the first time as Warren Joyce's side host Adelaide United on Saturday night.

Young Tottenham striker Shayon Harrison has also been selected as City finally forget about the saga involving Bruno Fornaroli.

Adelaide's new centre-forward Jordy Thomassen is in the mix to make his debut.

Sydney FC have included Iranian attacker Reja Ghoochannejhad in their travelling squad to take on Brisbane Roar, while Alex Brosque returns from injury.

The Western Sydney Wanderers will be boosted by the availability of German duo Alex Baumjohann and Patrick Ziegler for their clash against Central Coast Mariners.