SYDNEY -- Australian A-League side Sydney FC has signed New Zealand striker Shane Smeltz on a one-year deal.
The 32-year-old Smeltz, who is second on the all-time list of A-League scorers with 77, has been released from the final year of his three-year contract with the Perth Glory. He joins former Central Coast striker Bernie Ibini as part of a restructured attack under new head coach Graham Arnold.
Smeltz, twice an A-League...
The race to claim the coveted second spot in the A-League will go into the final round of the regular season after Western Sydney Wanderers were held to a 1-1 draw by premiers Brisbane Roar on Saturday.
The hosts trailed to a 35th-minute goal from Liam Miller, but hit back through Tomi Juric after 61 minutes, leaving the Wanderers in the top two on goal difference only from Central Coast Mariners ahead of next weekend's finale.
The Mariners' own challenge was hit...
Adelaide United boosted their hopes of a top-two finish in the A-League after scraping past Wellington Phoenix 1-0.
Marcelo Carrusca scored from the spot after 58 minutes to lift Adelaide two points behind Central Coast Mariners in the battle for an automatic final series place.
Perth Glory continue to prop up the table but moved level on points with Melbourne Heart thanks to a late 2-1 victory over Newcastle Jets.