ADELAIDE, Australia -- Josep Gombau has been released from his Adelaide United coaching contract a year early on compassionate grounds and replaced by former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Guillermo Amor.
The A-League side said Friday that Gombau wanted to be closer to his family, although Australian media reported that he was set to join New York City in Major League Soccer.
Amor represented Barcelona more than 300 times and was a key member of Barca's "Dream Team" under manager Johan Cruyff from...
SYDNEY -- Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy has had brain surgery for a blood clot that is thought to have arisen from his fall from the podium during the trophy presentation ceremony at the A-League grand final in May.
The 84-year-old billionaire got back to his feet and completed the presentation in Melbourne on May 17, with images of his fall widely broadcast and published in Australia and abroad.
Turkey striker Enes Unal is set to make his Manchester City debut on their preseason tour after flying out to Australia in a squad filled with youngsters.
Unal, 18, who is City's only summer signing so far, is on course to feature in Australia, where City face sister club Melbourne City on July 18 three days after taking on Adelaide United in a closed door game.
The 2013-14 Premier League champions will then take on fellow European clubs Roma and Real Madrid on July 21 and 24 respectively in the...